Midwinter Dreaming – DVD

Midwinter Dreaming

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Midwinter Dreaming has been captured for posterity.

Banjo Films have done wonders filming the Play for Candlemas in the February darkness.

The DVDs have virtually sold out

BUT a very few are left in stock.

Do order a copy to re-experience the magic of the performances.

Only £12.50 + £1.50 P&P

Cheques please ifo BACAT, to Christopher Meynell at BA Hall, Norwich, Norfolk NR15 1AX

Have a look at the Youtube Trailer here.

Midwinter Dreaming – A Play For Candlemas 2016

Shadows, Silences, Songs, Sights, Flickering Lights, Fleeting Figures, Laughter & Ancient Stories Woven
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TICKETS

Please note that tickets are sold out for all three performances. The waiting list for returns has also been closed.

ALL TICKET HOLDERS

Please note that you should park at Bergh Apton Village Hall.
Our main car park is waterlogged, and so we have had to change plans.
You will be collected and bussed to the Church.
Please have your Ticket confirmation to show Reception.

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The Bramerton Group of Villages is at it again!!

Having created such a stir in 2014 with their Mystery Play Cycle, the call went out again. Nothing could hold back these intrepid inhabitants of Kirby Bedon, Surlingham, Framingham Pigot, Rockland, Ashby and of course, The Tribes of Ton – Alpington, Yelverton, Bergh Apton, Thurton, Bramerton, Hellington, Carleton & Claxton. The call was answered. Some forty people are involved in script writing, acting, singing, music making, rude mechanicallising, creating props and costumes and general dogsbodying.

So DO come to see what they have all been working at – for your enjoyment.

Darkness is dispersed. Light takes over. The sounds of summer in winter’s depths. Ancient tales, woven together produce an enchanting evening. A band of motley clothed players. Mediaeval rhymes spun into musical cloth. Scarcely visible musicians. A hive of activity.

All this with Wassailing and Cutty Wren hunting and, of course, the unexpected. All to celebrate the coming of the Light and Candlemas. This is Midwinter Dreaming.

Along the way we have been helped by a significant contribution from the international writer and story-teller, Hugh Lupton. And for the performance, Charlotte Arculus, the Director and Mary Lovett, Musical Director have added innovation, drama and song transforming the play into an atmospheric experience. Candlemas is a Festival of Light. The Light of the World has arrived and Spring is around the corner as the Sun brings much needed warmth.

There are three performances of Midwinter Dreaming.

The audience is asked to arrive at 6.30pm to drink Wassail to the performance, refresh and warm themselves before joining a Lantern led procession to Bergh Apton church, darkened, for the mysteries to unfold.

This is a Bergh Apton Community Arts Production. This production would not have been possible without BACAT’s support.

It will be a special experience.
It will carry everyone from deepest, darkest, coldest winter towards the delights of spring and summer, picking up where the Christmas Story might have gone and taking us all into the Light.

Performances take place on January 24th & 30th & February 6th.

For more information please send an email to:
midwinterdreaming@yahoo.co.uk

REHEARSALS

Singing Rehearsals

Acting Rehearsals

WORKSHOPS FOR THIS PLAY:

1) Making stars from reeds- 14 November 2015

2) Lantern Making Workshop – 10 October 2015

3) Making Candlesticks Workshop – 21 November 2015

CALLING THE TRIBES OF TON

Those of you who took part in the Cycle of Mystery Plays will know that after the last performance there was a great swell of enthusiasm, energy and excitement (and exhaustion) and the cry of everyone’s lips was,’ What do we do next?’ Those who came to see the plays from far and near plead to be kept in touch about our next event. Plans are already afoot! A play but quite different to the Mystery Plays. There will be two evening performances in Bergh Apton Church on Saturday 30 January and Saturday 6 February 2016. There will be a meeting in Bergh Apton Village Hall on Tuesday 28 April at 7.30 so come and hear all about it and bring your friends and relations. Here’s looking forward to a gathering of the tribes.

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