WHAT WE DO & WHY WE DO IT
New Plays for 2017
2017 is a year of new work as well as returning to where it all began....
Firstly the new pieces:-
We were invited to create and perform a new piece called ‘Set in Stone’ celebrating the history of St Martin’s church in Norwich as part of the ‘Flintspiration’ Festival. We have been so excited about this project and loved exploring the history of this beautiful old church. The festival was over the Early May bank holiday and the piece was so well received we are returning there on the 9th September for the Heritage Open weekend.
We are performing at Lincoln Castle throughout 2017 and we have been commissioned to write something new for their ‘Outlaws’ weekend in August. And as we write currently our final new piece, so far this year (we are always hopeful for more!) is part of a Festival of History at the Royal Holloway University in Egham, Surrey. The event is called Citizens: 800 years in the making! For one day only we are performing four different plays in one day, all performed once and among them is a piece about The Putney Debates.
And pieces of old....
As well as this new piece we are performing, for the first time in 10 years (!) ‘Breaking the Chains’, our first piece as a company about the Abolition of the Slave Trade. We are so lucky that our friend and fellow performer Sarah Campbell has agreed to return for this. Unsurprisingly with the theme of civil rights for the ‘Citizens: 800 years in the making’ event we have also been asked for a performance each of ‘The Great Charter?’ (Magna Carta) and ‘Deeds Not Words’ (Suffragettes).
We have also a number of plays that we now think of as residencies as they are returning this year and hopefully for a few more to come! We are resident at Lincoln Prison, (within Lincoln Castle) with our Victorian Characters as well as Fighting Knights. Our plays at Lindisfarne Priory (The Wholly Island) and at Tintagel Castle (2 short King Arthur inspired pieces) have proved to be really popular and we’ve been sent some great pictures of the performances from visitors from across the world.
After an incredible 5 years of magical performances, ‘Dracula’ is back at Whitby Abbey. It’s been given a make over and with two new cast members as well as a familiar face it’s set to thrill and amuse audiences across the summer. In October, a remoulded version will form a part of English Heritage’s ‘Illuminated Abbey’ event.
The performance dates are on our diary page.