The Howling Tickets

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The Howling is MED Theatre’s new community play for 2017, a contemporary take on The Hound of the Baskervilles focusing on themes of human habitation and re-wilding. You can purchase tickets on this site (below). These tickets will be left on the door for you, unless you request them to be sent.

To add a ticket to your shopping cart, select ‘Adult’,  or ‘Child’ from the drop down menu below and click ‘Add to Cart’. You will then be redirected to your Paypal shopping cart (where you can use Paypal or a major card). To add more tickets to your cart, click ‘Continue Shopping’ on the Paypal page and select a new ticket from the drop down menu as before. When you are ready to purchase your tickets, click ‘Check Out’ from your cart. Please remember to write the date and venue of the performance you would like to book in the box below.

Friday 10th March: Manaton Parish Hall
Saturday 11th March: Manaton Parish Hall
Tuesday 14th March: Southpark Community Centre, Buckfast !!! – see below
Thursday 16th March: Nicholls Hall, Lydford
Friday 17th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall !!! – see below
Saturday 18th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall !!! – see below

All performances begin at 7:30pm
Tickets £8 / £5 children under 16

TUESDAY MARCH 14th in BUCKFAST – SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY MARCH 17th in MORETONHAMPSTEAD – SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY MARCH 18th in MORETONHAMPSTEAD – SOLD OUT!

Come to Lydford instead!

Ticket Prices
Date and venue



For more information about the project please visit the following pages:

Link to The Howling page

Link to The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Last Wolf project page

The Howling – a new community play by MED Theatre

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The Howling is a contemporary take on ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. The play explores issues around re-wilding, and the Dartmoor myths and history that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle and his co-creator Bertram Fletcher Robinson. At its root lies the enigmatic figure of Richard Cabell, who was Lord of Brook Manor near Buckfastleigh in the aftermath of the English Civil War, and after his death acquired a dubious reputation as a vampire. When an American claiming descent from Richard Cabell comes to a Dartmoor community with his English wife in search of his roots, he encounters more than he bargained for.

Friday 10th March: Manaton Parish Hall 
Saturday 11th March: Manaton Parish Hall
Tuesday 14th March: Southpark Community Centre, Buckfast 
Thursday 16th March: Nicholls Hall, Lydford
Friday 17th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall
Saturday 18th March: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall 

All performances begin at 7:30pm
Tickets £8 / £5 children under 16

Booking recommended

Purchase tickets here

or contact:

info@medtheatre.co.uk
01647 441356

 

Community play reading

last-wolf-publicity-imagMED Theatre is beginning rehearsals for its new community play ‘The Howling’, to be performed in March. A contemporary take on ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, the story will explore rewilding, and history of Dartmoor when wolves still existed on the moors.

If you are interested in taking part, either on or off stage, please contact MED Theatre on info@medtheatre.co.uk or call 01647 441356, in advance of the first play reading on December 11th. Participation is open to anybody from 10 years upwards, or 8 years if accompanied by parent.

The Walk Music

The Walk Music, composed by Gillian Webster, singer soloist Clare Lash-Williams, percussion and vocals Gillian Webster, violin and vocals Amelia Young

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Dartmoor theme

 

Storm and non-recognition (from live performance)

 

Walking

 

Watermusic

 

Buttercup dance

 

Bright upsurge

 

Meadowsweet

 

Snow-dance

 

Tin wind

 

Forgiveness melts

 

Dewar dance

 

Fire

 

Windy sea-dance

 

To recall the wave

 

Surface tension

 

Snake

 

The pond

 

Dartmoor theme: violin

 

Running

 

Hope

 

In trepidation

 

Elegy

 

Print

 

The Walk Music accompanied The Walk Dance Drama

The Walk Project

MED Theatre’s young company launches a radio play

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The radio play, ‘Wolf Whispers’, has been written by MED Theatre’s young company, aged 13-19. It will be broadcast live on Soundart Radio on November 20th at 1.00pm, and is available for listening to on MED Theatre’s website at www.medtheatre.co.uk/wolf-whispers.

Wolves once roamed the forests of Dartmoor – their echo has left dark imprints on local myths, and inspired rumours of black dogs throughout history. Have you heard the patter of a hound’s paws across the moor?

Wolf Whispers Radio Play

Hearsay plays a huge part in our lives and has done so down the ages. The story of how ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ came to be written is no exception. In the background lies the folk memory of the wolves that roamed Dartmoor only a few hundred years ago.

Wolf Whispers audio file

Special thanks to Paula Clarke, Sheila Danehurst, Bryher Mason, Dr Tom Greeves, Kirsty Peake, Dr Kevin Cox, Mark Norman, Trefor Farrow, Trever Cronin and Phoebe Moore

Wolf Whispers

The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Last Wolf on Dartmoor

Exetreme Imagination – Haiku Hub

During the October half term, as part of the Exetreme Imagination Festival, MED Theatre ran a ‘haiku hub’ in Exeter Library, helping young people to write haikus inspired by objects they found in the park outside. Below are the results:

Abby’s Haiku

Adam’s Haiku

Caitlin’s Haiku

Charlotte’s Haiku

Claire’s Haiku

Danny’s Haiku

Emily’s Fairy Haiku

Emily’s Lunch Haiku

Eva’s Haiku

Harrison’s Haiku

Jade’s Haiku

Lucy’s Haiku

Noah’s Haiku

Rachel’s Urban Haiku

Sally’s Haiku

Samuel’s Haiku

Stanley’s Haiku

The Jenkins’ Haiku

Toby’s Haiku

Tristan’s Haiku

Ursula’s Haiku

 

 

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Hearsay plays a huge part in our lives and has done so down the ages. The story of how ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ came to be written is no exception. In the background lies the folk memory of the wolves that roamed Dartmoor only a few hundred years ago.

Wolf Whispers audio file

Wolf Whispers script

‘Wolf Whispers is written’ and acted by MED Theatre’s young company members, aged 13-19. The radio play is part of MED Theatre’s exciting eighteen-month project ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Last Wolf on Dartmoor‘ supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The story explores murderous controversies surrounding the writing of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, ostensibly by Arthur Conan Doyle, and travels back to times when wolves still roamed Dartmoor and the reputation of a seventeenth century vampire Richard Cabell terrified the people of Buckfastleigh. The ambitious play is the outcome of the young people’s research, which they have carried out with the help of MED Theatre’s facilitators through most of 2016. It was recorded on location at the National Trust’s Castle Drogo for its atmospheric acoustics and authentic outdoor Dartmoor sounds. Music has also been composed specifically for this play by this talented youth group.

‘Wolf Whispers’ was broadcast on Soundart Radio at 1.00pm on Sunday November 20th, and is now available as a YouTube file, as an audio file, and in script form on this page. 

Special thanks to Paula Clarke, Sheila Danehurst, Bryher Mason, Dr Tom Greeves, Kirsty Peake, Dr Kevin Cox, Mark Norman, Trefor Farrow, Trever Cronin and Phoebe Moore

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Forest Whispers (2012)

Forest Whispers was a musical performance held to mark the culmination img_0073 img_0076of a series of workshops for young people held by Gillian Webster. The musical interludes were composed and played by the young participants of the workshops.

Dartfest (2008)

‘Dartfest 2008’ was an evening festival of plays written by young people in the Dartmoor area. The two plays on the bill were: Deceased Truth written by the entire cast and Shakespeare on Dartmoor written by Amelia Young, Tara Boyland and Clare Hellyer. The former was a tale about jealousy and ignorance and how this combination, when mixed with disease, holds the power to destroy a family. This play was set in Victorian times when diseased people, suspected to be vampires were not uncommon…

Shakespeare on Dartmoor follows William Shakespeare as he leaves his wife and children to take his company to Dartmoor. The company is made up of girls (unknown to Shakespeare) and they are taken to the home of Sir Francis Drake in Buckland Abbey. The play is a fantasy based on a rumour that Shakespeare once visited Devon. img_4127