WHAT WE DO & WHY WE DO IT
What We Do & Why We Do It
TWT are often asked to create a piece of theatre for a very specific project/commemoration/character or event. We carefully research and then decide on the style best suited to the particular audience involved and the length of the performance.Discover ►
Storytelling & Characters
Storytelling is a skill and an art. We love creating sessions around storytelling, whether it be on a specific historical event or character or a general theme, such as Christmas or Halloween. We have worked extensively as individuals and as a duo in various storytelling guises.Discover ►
New Plays for 2019
In 2018 TWT had the great honour of performing in Parliament for the second time. The first time (ten years ago) it was our Suffragette play “Deeds not Words”, this time it was a monologue on a Suffragette who deserves greater recognition – Princess Sophia Duleep Singh – as part of an ongoing project for the Essex Cultural Diversity Project. This was our second collaboration with the ECDP as we performed a promenade theatre piece in Thetford as part of the Festival of the Punjab about the Duleep Singh family. We hope that this is the start of a continuing association with the ECDP which may, one day soon, take us to the birthplace of the last Maharajah of the Punjab.Discover ►
Breaking the Chains
An open air play for three actors exploring issues around the anniversary of the bill prohibiting the trans-Atlantic slave trade.Discover ►
After the Eagles
This performance piece took as it’s starting point the 1600th anniversary of the end of the Roman Empire in Britain by looking at three intertwining stories; a Roman merchants widow, keen to keep her husband’s business going in Britain, her slave, a former Romano-British noblewoman and a returning soldier.Discover ►
Deeds Not Words
In 2008 English Heritage commissioned us to create a play celebrating the Suffrage movement. Our play focused on events and characters linked to the Great Suffragette rally in Hyde Park in 1908.
Brodsworth at War
We were invited to be part of ‘Duty Calls’, a project that ran for two years in South Yorkshire. ‘Brodsworth at War’ was a part of this larger project at Brodsworth Hall nr Doncaster. In 2013 we brought to life the house during WWII, when the army requisitioned the property, and the family refused to move out. Over a series of events we told the story of how the household survived this intrusion from the arrival of the military in 1940 to the end of the war in 1945.Discover ►
National Army Events
Time Will Tell Theatre were incredibly excited and honoured to be approached by the National Army Museum to help them create events to commemorate the events of the Great War. TWT have worked with the NAM on a variety of projects to bring the Great War to life.Discover ►
Letters Home was created for EH as a two handed play. It was the result of a chance reading of an article about a now non-existent building, which just shows how inspiration can come from any source. We had been looking to find a way of commemorating WW1 that encompassed not just the experiences of fighting men, but also the Home Front that was constantly in their thoughts.Discover ►
The Great Charter?
This fast paced look at the events of 1215 seemed to grab everyone’s imaginations and in particular the ‘voting’ aspect of the play. We like to think it answers some questions about the events leading up to this important document.Discover ►
In 2015 Time Will Tell found themselves in the unusual position of being asked to create two new pieces of work on the same theme – the lead up to and the Battle of Agincourt.Discover ►
1066 – The Battle Royal
Back by popular demand our play about the most famous of years, 1066, is back at Battle Abbey for English Heritage.
Commissioned by English Heritage we investigate the battles and eventually conquest of England, presented in our usual style we hope to uncover what really happened in 1066.
Hero! Outlaw! Champion of the People! Myth? When people asked “Who was the real Robin Hood?”, we took on the challenge to explore the truth behind one of the most famous archers in the world.
Of all the myths and legends that resonate through history, the stories of King Arthur have proved among the most enduring. To some they are a tantalising glimpse of a now lost history, to others an account of a chronological series of real events and to most of us a series of stories which we recognise even if we don’t know the details. That is the abiding power of legend and myth, to leave a trace in our consciousness that is like a shadow.
We Three Kings
In 2013 EH commissioned us to write a play as part of their Battle of Hastings events at Battle Abbey. We created a four hander, which explored how the Norman Conquest came about by focusing on the lives, experiences and aims of the three kings of 1066 England.Discover ►
Hero? Martyr? England’s Protector? How did an officer in the Roman army who died for his Christian beliefs and killed a dragon gain his place as a saint of a land he never visited?
Join St. Margaret’s School for Medieval Sainthood as a candidate with George to see if you’ve got what it takes. Warning. Experience of torture, pain, multiple deaths and miracles will be expected. Have you got what it takes? Will George make the shortlist? Watch and find out.Discover ►
A History of Heritage
Written for English Heritage in 2013, “A History of Heritage” makes a welcome return.
“A History of Heritage” takes a breakneck romp through history from the Stone Age to the present day to look at how important we have historically treated old buildings and monuments.Discover ►