AN INTREPID string quartet will return to Dorset this January for three performances of their acclaimed and energetic new show.

Bowjangles will present Excalibow, a theatrical musical journey exploring myths, folklore and legends, featuring a portal inside a cello case and a quest to find a magical violin bow. Expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and fantastical characters in this unique show full of comedy, energy, panache and even a hint of ABBA.

The all-singing, all-dancing string quartet will perform at three rural venues in partnership with Artsreach. The touring arts charity celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020 and co-director Kerry Bartlett commented: "Bowjangles have delighted Artsreach audiences over the years with shows including Bowlympics and On the Box, therefore it seemed only fitting that they launch our anniversary year."

Bowjangles were established in 2008, and initially worked to choreograph music with dance moves to create a visually exciting show. The group continues to blend singing, dancing, comedy and cabaret, all the while creating their very own musical score.

Excalibow will be performed at Frampton Village Hall on Friday, January 10, at 7.30pm.

It will also come to Corfe Castle Village Hall on Saturday, January 11, and Shillingstone Portman Hall on Sunday, January 12.

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