THE Devil’s Violin Company will be offering New Year’s Eve revellers a magical experience at the Square Chapel in Halifax.

Their performance on December 31, entitled A Love Like Salt, will combine storytelling and music, unlocking the forgotten folk tales that inspired some of English literature’s greatest works.

Directed by Sally Cookson, the show features three tales of love put to the test – in King Arthur’s Camelot, the Breton shores and in the ancient Britain of King Lear.

The audience will meet a knight on a year-long quest to discover what women really want and enter a world where Cinderella meets Lear’s daughter Cordelia.

Accompanying storyteller Daniel Morden – one of the country’s most lauded performers – will be a strings and accordion trio, comprising Sarah Moody (cello), Oliver Wilson-Dickson (violin) and Luke Carver Goss (accordion).

Previous performances by this innovative company have earned rave reviews. This particular show, peppered with magic and morals, lovers and lust, desire and disguise promises a captivating evening.

Advance tickets for the show, which starts at 8pm, are £11 and £9 from the box office 01422 349422 or online at