We are a new collective, formed by freelancers with wide experience of working at many of the UK’s leading heritage sites, to create events and performances across the country.

Our team consists of historical researchers, musicians, writers, directors, videographers, performers and educators.

We exist to connect people with the UK’s past, to inspire audiences to feel a fresh sense of identity with the place in which they live and the historical sites they visit.

Our events are ambitious, accessible and inclusive, pushing the boundaries of historical interpretation whilst remaining mindful of the sensitive sites we work in.


We’re going ‘back to school’ too! We’re now delivering 
the live Education programme for Historic Royal Palaces.

Summer 2021!

 Some things we created over the holidays!

Story-Quest at Dover Castle

Train as a knight then go on a story-quest to battle a mythical beast and save the castle!
Written & Directed by Martin Hodgson
Produced for HR by Vicky Maitland

August 2nd-13th, 16th-27th & 31st – September 5th

August at the Tower of London

It’s 1563 at the Tower of London, Plague has turned the lives of ordinary Londoners upside down, leaving them counting the cost to their families and livelihoods.
Created by Mark Knightley

Produced for HR by Lachlan McCall

July 31st to August 31st

The Case of the Secret Story Stealer!

Have you ever wondered where all the untold stories from history disappear to? What if they are stolen away?! Welcome to ‘The Case of the Secret Story Stealer!’, a family-led trail-adventure at the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.
Created & Produced by
Frances Marshall & Vicky Maitland


HistoryRiot Half-term!

In May half-term we were at three of the country’s most amazing sites with three fantastic family events for everyone to enjoy!

Dover at War

Something’s afoot at Dover Castle! Join us for our co-production with Time Will Tell Theatre, meet some of those involved in the war effort and see if you can uncover the secret plan!
Written & Directed by Simon Kirk
Produced for HR by Vicky Maitland

Bank Holiday Weekend 29th – 31st May

Stonehenge: The Truth!

English Heritage have decided ‘Kids rule’ at Stonehenge this May half term, so join us for our improvised show where fact meets fantastical fiction as you decide the truth of how and why Stonehenge was built!
Created & Produced for HR by Mark Knightley

29th May to 6th of June

Knight School: The Show

Join us for a fun-filled interactive performance, full of daring deeds, chivalrous conduct and superb swordplay in the legendary moat of the Tower of London. Find out what it takes to become a true knight from the comfort of your own socially-distanced area on the lawn.
Written & Directed by Martin Hodgson
Produced for HR by Lachlan McCall

29th May to 6th of June

Spring 2021!

We celebrated Spring as our events continued!

Easter at the Castle

As part of English Heritage’s Members’ Week we’ve been asked to bring back the delights of ‘Winter at the Castle’. This time we travel to Kenilworth Castle and Eltham Palace!
Written & Directed by Martin Hodgson
Produced for HR by Vicky Maitland

April 12-18th

First Sundays continue!

So why not come to the ORNC for some ‘Mischief and Mayhem’!

Created by Mark Knightley
Produced for HR by Frances Marshall

Tudor Palace Palaver!

Meet Henry VIII’s mother, Elizabeth of York, as she visits her favourite palace at Greenwich to see how the new building work is going. There’s drama in the air with an upcoming Royal Wedding, construction and Henry’s 10th birthday party. Audiences can immerse themselves in Tudor life, get involved in the story and try to impress the queen as they follow this online show. 

Written & Directed by Martin Hodgson
Produced for HR by Frances Marshall


First Sundays 
at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

On the first sunday of every month spot some of the characters who have populated Greenwich’s past!


The 6 Winter at the Castle actors smile and wave from their Zoom boxes

Christmas at the Castle 
An Interactive Zoom Event.

It’s Christmas 1497 and Lady Margaret Beaufort is spending Christmas at the Castle, join her and many other fun characters in this fact-filled interactive Medieval experience.


Ghost Stories in the Painted Hall
A Halloween Late at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Come and be spooked at an after-hours performance of storytelling and music in the Painted Hall on the 30th and 31st October