What we’ve done and where we’ve been…
We’ve only been in existence since the pandemic but we’re really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve in that time and in such strange circumstances. Thanks to everyone for having us!
Here’s what we did in our first year…
Old Royal Naval College – Ghost Stories in the Painted Hall
This halloween late saw a nurse, a sailor and a ship’s captain met in the atmospheric Painted Hall to play music and tell ghost stories as the mists rolled in. Secrets were revealed and a plot of ghostly revenge was uncovered. It ran for four sold-out performances in October 2020.
Old Royal Naval College – First Sundays
At the same time we started First Sundays (which is back up and running this spring and summer) where on the first Sunday of every month you can bump into characters from the site’s past as they bring both it and their times
Old Royal Naval College – Online
During half-term in February 2021 we created a new online interactive experience bringing the tudor palace at Greenwich back to life and introducing families to Elizabeth of York and her friends in the frenzied run up to
her son Prince Arthur’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon.
English Heritage – Dover Castle
In collaboration with Time Will Tell Theatre we provide the 2021 daily live interpretation and public engagement at Dover Castle – events include Dover at War (WWII), Henry and Becket, Knight’s Quest, and Hunting and Harvest.
English Heritage – Stonehenge
As part of EH’s ‘Kid’s Rule’ half-term theme this June, we’re staging an improvised show where the audience decide on the truth of how and why Stonehenge was built and the actors make it happen.
English Heritage – Online
As part of EH’s members week in April 2021 we were asked to do two special versions of our interactive online shows featuring Lady Margaret Beaufort and her friends, the first set at Kenilworth Castle and the second at Eltham
Historic Royal Palaces – Tower of London
June half-term sees us presenting a brand new take on knight schools – ‘Knight School: the show’
is an interactive socially-distanced family show set in the War of the Roses and featuring Sir Thomas Malory, author of the Morte d’Arthur, which takes place on a ’round-table’ stage in
the moat of the Tower.
Online – Christmas at the Castle
The first of our online events went live at Christmas 2020 – a heart-warming interactive zoom experience taking people back to the time of Henry VII and introducing them to the formidable Lady Margaret Beaufort and a few
of her guests and servants as they spent Christmas together.
Online – Winter at the Castle
Building on the success of Christmas at the Castle we continued our online adventures with Lady Margaret Beaufort and friends, this time with the added pressure of her son King Henry VII’s imminent arrival.
THE ORIGINAL ENSEMBLE…
Richard de Winter