GAWAIN

TITLE LOOOOONGGreen-Cathedral-Matt-Austin 10edit smallGAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT has now been performed at EXETER PHOENIX, EXETER CATHEDRAL as part of IGNITE FESTIVAL, POLTIMORE HOUSE and ESCOT PARK as part of BEAUTIFUL DAYS. Featuring some energetic and eccentric acting, stunning make-up design, parkour, Middle English rapping and one awesome puppet, GAWAIN has delighted audiences young and old alike!

Yuletide at Camelot and King Arthur’s famous Christmas Party is in full swing. That is, until the gargantuan Green Knight gatecrashes King Arthur’s party and lays down a fearsome challenge! Only Gawain, youngest and most untested of Arthur’s warriors, is bold enough to accept it, and partake in a fearsome game of heads…

An impressive production that will live long in the memory.
Gordon Richardson, Express & Echo

Brilliant and immersive play… Like a child in a fantasy where they are transported into the TV suddenly there I was with a seat at King Arthur’s round table!
Jenna Richards, Phonic FM

The puppet looked absolutely amazing! The whole performance just wove together really smoothly…
Audience member feedback

Superb perfomances from you all. Epic costumes, puppets, music, set, just wonderful.
Audience member feedback

Watch the Green Knight perform the opening of the poem in the original Middle English[ish]:

Photos by Matt Austin:

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Photos by Benjamin Akira Tallamy & PKJ:

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 Artwork by PKJ:

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FOUR OF SWORDS, in collaboration with THE WELLCOME TRUST, EXETER UNIVERSITY and the NATIONAL TRUST, is honoured and proud to announce a brand new show for Autumn and Winter 2019!

DOCTOR DRACULA is another immersive theatre production, drawing on a variety of sources and examining how the symbolic role of blood connects with a cutting edge, medical understanding of blood in the 21st century.

This is a little different from our previous shows. It is not a straight adaptation of the Dracula story. Instead, story vignettes from classic vampire stories will draw the audience back-and-forth through time. Medieval blood-letting and grave-robbing will be contrasted with experiments in parabiosis, blood transfusion, and autovampirism. Misunderstood blood conditions such as haemochromatosis and haemophilia will be highlighted. The show will be playful and irreverent, but also scary, unsettling and deadly serious!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
Dates: 23rd October – 2nd November 2019  Times: 6:30pm & 8:30pm  Price: £17.50
Location: Knightshayes, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RG

Praise for previous FOUR OF SWORDS shows:

A potent reminder of the power of theatre to shock, unsettle and make us question our most basic assumptions about what it is to be human.
Gordon Richardson, Express & Echo

Still trying to shake off the feeling that I saw
something unexplainably real last night,
and tell myself it was only THEATRE.
Teacher Feedback

Audiences will be standing and walking for the duration of the 1 hour 20 min show. Please wear sensible footwear, warm clothing and bring a torch to help you find your way to and from the car! A couple of scenes happen outside, so wear a waterproof coat in case of damp weather.

Please be advised that this show is too creepy for under 11s.

MORE VENUES & DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

photos by Matt Austin Images

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