What we do & why we do it
New Plays for 2020
Last year EH asked us to create two events for the north and south celebrating the stars of storytelling.
At Whitby we featured Lewis Carroll, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Bronte, Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Gaskell. At St. Augustine’s Priory, Canterbury, we added Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. All our storytellers performed a monologue about what inspired them to write, and read from some of their best known works.
In addition we ran workshops on how to create your own stories and a special children’s session on murder mysteries. This year to fit with EH’s theme of Voices of England, we are returning to Whitby, and going to Framlingham to present six historical figures whose story explores what it means in some way to be English.
Each of our selected characters will perform a monologue about their life and times and then invite you to help recreate one of their finest hours.
So you can meet King Harold II and learn about the Battle of Hastings, Queen Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada, Charles Dickens and the English novel, Beatrix Potter and children’s books, Alan Turing and technical innovation and Sophia Duleep Singh and political agitation.
Our aim is to show a diversity of themes and subjects in a lighthearted way to provide an entertaining and thought-provoking day out.
The performance dates are on our diary page.Project Overview ►