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Green Knight


Edinburgh. UK. 28.07.22. “The Green Knight”, written and performed by Debbie Cannon, is performed as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Directed by Flavia D’Avila, with dramaturgy by Jen McGregor. Picture shows: Debbie Cannon. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Performed by Debbie Cannon

When: Monday 01 July, 20.30-21.30
Where: Stage@leeds: Stage 2
Price: £12.50

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur's finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written and performed by Debbie Cannon, directed by Flavia D’Avila of Fronteiras Theatre Lab, and dramaturged by Jen McGregor.

Green Knight is an award-winning one-woman theatre/storytelling performance. It has played at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Dundee Fringe, Buxton Fringe, and at York Theatre Royal’s studio, receiving four and five star reviews, and winning Buxton Fringe’s female actor award in 2018. Broadway Baby praised it as ‘enthralling’ and ‘not only a seduction of Sir Gawain but of the audience too as they are beguiled and teased.’ Fringe Guru described the show as a ‘superlative piece of storytelling theatre’, ‘filled with beautiful, evocative turns of phrase … I, too, enjoyed being seduced by Cannon’s performance – captured by her exceptional stage presence, beguiled by her well-crafted words.’

Debbie Cannon is an actor and writer, originally from Dundee. She has written, performed and produced two one-woman shows, the award-winning Green Knight, and The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton, and is working on developing a third. In 2022, she was a mentored playwright through Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland. She also has a D.Phil from York University’s Centre for Medieval Studies. You can find out more about her work at