The wind howled around the polytunnel and as the night drew in, the lanterns were lit and the scene was set ready for an evening of excitement, anticipation and chills for the whole family. Last Saturday evening, we were delighted to welcome Regional Voice Theatre to the allotment for an eerie performance of ‘Winter Tales’, and we can’t wait to share with you how it went.
After gathering our audience, the actors took their places in the dramatically lit polytunnel and began to tell the stories of ‘The Willow Tree’ and ‘The Sentinel’. With the darkness of the evening, the chilly autumn temperatures, the wind whistling through the trees and the bangs of distant fireworks going off – the atmosphere was perfect for the telling of these locally inspired tales and the audience were gripped. Each performance was spellbinding and the actor truly excelled themselves to create an experience like no other.
The first two tales were then followed by an interval filled with soup made from vegetables from the allotment, hot drinks and cake. This all went down a treat and once everyone had finished the performance began once more.
For the final tale, our actors came together to play different characters within the tale of ‘The Turn of the Screw’, bringing to life the story of an innocent governess who takes charge of two young children with terrifying consequences. The final tale was just as enthralling as the others and together with the setting, made for a truly enchanting end to the night.
We were so thrilled to have ‘Winter Tales’ performed at Boundary Way and we hope it will be the first of many magical theatre performances in the Community Garden. A big thank you to Glen and Kate from Regional Voice Theatre for coming to perform fro us and to all of our visitors, who enjoyed the evening so much.
If you missed the performance there is still chance to see Regional Voice Theatre perform ‘Winter Tales’ at one of the venues below….