Dartington Arts School catch up with storyteller and Poetics of Imagination lecturer Dr Martin Shaw ahead of his retelling of the classic Irish myth The Pursuit of Dermot and Grainne at Dartington.

A princess with wolf blood in her veins chooses love over protocol and a kingdom erupts. This electrifying tale is a hinge between the end of the pagan age and the beginning of the Christian. Thrilling, funny, heartrending, and complex, we are flung headlong into the exhilaration of an ancient story, telling us something directly about the lives we live today.