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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