With subjects ranging from erotic fantasy to cannibalism, Third World Television’s storytelling certainly isn't for youngsters.

But in telling her seven stories, the brightly costumed Jemma Kahn channels the childlike wonder which keeps a listener hooked – assisted by images displayed on a very lo-fi wooden stage she constantly changes by hand.

This is theatre at its most simple and direct, depending largely on Kahn's own ever-changing role as narrator, moving from breathlessly excited Japanese girl to bespectacled scientist explaining results on an exploration of feline dreams.

The show acts as an introduction to the Japanese tradition of Kamishibai, a travelling storytelling theatre which dates back to the ninth or tenth century.

But Kahn and writer Gwydion Beynon have worked in plenty of modern references to accompany traditional-style morality tales such as Eikido And The Carp, incorporating the after-effects of the Japanese tsunami at Fukushima, the laments of a Nintendo icon, and even a true-life tale from Kahn's own South Africa given a manga-style spin.

Ably assisted by Glen Biderman-Pam as the silent Chalk Boy introducing each story with his blackboard, it is both a hilarious and thought-provoking hour, with a new surprise around every corner.