A MESMERISING tale from Hindu mythology can be enjoyed on the Artsreach circuit.

Kali: The World’s Wildest Goddess - a night of storytelling and Indian music - can be seen in Durlston on February 8 and Ashmore on February 9.

Join storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player extraordinaire, Sheema Mukherjee, for a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous saffron-scented marketplace in between.

From demure housewife to bloodthirsty goddess, gurgling infant to elephant man, meditating sage to cosmic fire-eater, Hindu mythology illuminates a mind-blowing world of radical transformations.

The goddess Kali is one of the wildest shape-shifters of all; demon-slayer, lifesaver, supreme-mother and destruction-dancer. When an evil power spreads its clawed hands across the world, Kali's time has come…

In a performance described as exhilarating, evocative and a wonderful piece of theatre (Theatre Bubble), acclaimed storyteller Emily Hennessey and virtuoso sitar player Sheema Mukherjee conjure up a mesmerising tale from Hindu mythology.

Work and extensive travel in India have kindled Emily’s great love of Hindu mythology, having lived and worked with a yak-herding family on the Tibetan plateau, studied Kathakali dance-drama in Kerala and spent several months at the Kattaikkuttu School in Tamil Nadu.

Sitar player Sheema, who composed for and performed in the 2016 staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe Theatre, has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Courtney Pine and Sir John Tavenor. This outstanding musician has also supported Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on tour, performed at the Olympics Festival for Sydney 2000 and makes regular appearances at WOMAD Festival with her own ensembles.

*Kali: The World’s Wildest Goddess, Durlston Castle, Swanage (01929 424443) Friday February 8 and Ashmore (01747 811364) on Saturday February 9. Both performances are at 7.30pm. Suitable for adults and children aged 14+, further information and tickets are also available from artsreach.co.uk