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.

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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
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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

Jonny Hibbs as Jonah Thomas in 'The Howling', MED Theatre © Chris Chapman 2017

Jonny Hibbs as Jonah Thomas in ‘The Howling’, MED Theatre © Chris Chapman 2017

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.

The Howling toured Dartmoor villages from 10th to 18th of March 2017.

The Howling programme2Click here to read the full programme of the production.

 

 

 

Production gallery:

Scene from the Howling

Audience feedback:
‘A wonderful exploration of Dartmoor’s rich history, traditions and susperstitions, brought beautifully to life by a strong cast.’
‘Really enjoyed this production – evocative script and music – very interesting interweaving of history and modern times – and funny!’
‘An excellent project, involving research, creative interpretation and involvement of a range of the community all working together.’
‘An excellent well plotted play. Great humour. Lovely singing and playing. Best [MED Theatre play] ever!’
‘I was enchanted by the stage set, elegantly simple.’
‘I absolutely loved it! I had not been to a local community theatre event for years and I’m resolved to see more from now on. I felt fully involved all the way through.’
‘So important that a performance can include so many from the community either on stage or contributing off stage. Brings community together.’
‘Fantastic! I love the mix of history, local issues and humour!’

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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

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

Wolf Whispers – a radio play by MED Young Company

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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

Shakespeare on Dartmoor (2008)

Shakespeare on Dartmoor, based on an original idea by Amelia Young, Tara Boyland and Clare Hellyer, was first produced as part of ‘Dartfest 2007’, but was also performed at Killerton after an invitation by the National Trust as part of a youth project. Later it was included in the programme for MED Theatre’s  ‘Dartfest 2008’. Based on the legend that William Shakespeare once came on tour to Devon, the story follows William Shakespeare as he leaves his wife and children to take his company of girls (that he believes to be boys) to Buckland Abbey on Dartmoor, the home of Sir Francis Drake.img_0029 img_0053