Anglian Mist is a fictional telling of events that might have taken place on Orford Ness during the Cold War. It is a story of love, lies and betrayal set against the background of the top secret research happening at that time. The play will premiere on Orford Ness itself in June 2017 then tour in the Autumn.
In youth, he struggled against social prejudice and personal circumstance; in marriage, the loss of five beloved children and his wife's progressive mental illness; in his work, he shocked the rich with scenes of poverty and poorhouses - the narrow, dividing line. This is George Crabbe's haunting story.
The Devil steals the moon and plunges the town of Halesworth into chaos, and only the Blacksmith can save it - but rescuing the moon from The Devil isn't as easy as it sounds... A festive comedy about facing your demons. Literally. Based on Nikolai Gogol's 'The Night Before Christmas'.
Set in the 1830s in the village of Burnham Market, this play explores the story of Catherine Frary and Frances Billings, the last women to be hanged in Norfolk. The pair were found guilty of several murders by administering arsenic to their victims frequently disguised in dumplings.
We all remember particular teachers from our school days, some we admired and some we feared, but were there any we would have fought to save? At the heart of Norfolk history is the touching and remarkable story of Tom and Annie Higdon, and the courageous children who kick-started the boycott of the Council School in Burston. Lasting over 25 years, the story deservingly earned its place in history as the longest lasting strike action!
The action opens into the London flat of Wyndham Brandon in the year 1929 as he, and fellow perpetrator Charles Granillo, are found amidst the aftermath of their first murder. This is, however, not merely a murder of opportunity or chance, but rather the realisation of Brandon's childhood dream - a 'passionless, faultless, clueless and motiveless murder' committed in the pursuit of 'art'.
Set in 1827, this adaptation of the famous Red Barn Murder, focuses on a woman scorned, exploring the different versions of the account of what happened to Maria Marten. A woman ahead of her time, Maria fell in love with the charming Corder but was kept in the dark about his shady background with criminals and prostitutes as well as an alleged affair with Maria's stepmother, Anne.
Private Peaceful tells the story of Private Tommo Peaceful, aged 17, in the blasted landscape that is No Man's Land, somewhere near Ypres in 1916. Tommo shares his personal journey, leading us through the events that have brought him to this night and this fateful place. Simon Reade's critically acclaimed adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's brilliant book is loved by people of all ages for its exploration of courage and family loyalties in a senseless conflict.