The Kitty Jay Project

This was a young people’s film investigating the myth of Kitty Jay, directed by Daniel Rayner, as part of MED Theatre’s Myth project. It was made in collaboration with Coombeshead College and supported by a grant from Arts Council England. The film includes an interview with painter and writer Jane Beeson, filmed in the kitchen of Ford Farm, where Kitty Jay is said to have worked as a dairy maid.



Composition workshop with Trefor Farrow

As part of our new Dartmoor Rivers music project, a music composition workshop with Trefor Farrow and Gillian Webster on Sunday July 1st, 10am-5pm, in the MED Theatre Studio will introduce you to ways to develop your composition skills, development of initial themes, and tips for exciting arrangements. This workshop will complement the workshop given in October 2017 by Gerard McBurney. Please get in contact with us if you are interested in taking part.

MED Theatre’s young musicians


The Last Wolf Song (2017 – Jonny Hibbs, Hope Deam, Safi Joscelyne)

Dartmoor Rivers

Seal Song from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne, Jonny Hibbs, Mark Beeson)

Sea Interlude from The Coast (2018 – Jonny Hibbs and Safi Joscelyne)

Sea Wash from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne)

Sea Menace from The Coast (2018 – Safi Joscelyne and Ben Caverhill)

The End from The Last Wolf  (2017 – Jonny Hibbs)

The Jolly Wolf from The Last Wolf  (2017 – Jonny Hibbs, Ben Caverhill, Safi Joscelyne, Hope Deam, Marlin Hendry, Gwen Hendry)

Tour Guide’s Theme from Wolf Whispers (2016 – Kitty Carnell, Emerald Worsley, Asha Ellworthy-Parsons)

Wolf Whispers Theme (2016 – Jonny Hibbs, Hope Deam, Ben Caverhill, Amy Jaggs, Kitty Carnell)

Burrator’s War Theme (2015 – Ben Caverhill)

Bright Upsurge (2015 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Keep the Home-Fires Burning from For Whom the Bell Tolls (2014 – Orla Harper singing an Ivor Novello song)

Funeral March from Road to Nowhere (2013 – Alex Mortimer and Ben Caverhill)

Stonemason’s Theme from Road to Nowhere (2013 – Alex Mortimer)

Sad Adder from Adder (2012 – Amy Young and Gillian Webster)

Simply Cassie from No Access  (2011 – Josh Levontine, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

I Once Held Her from No Access (2011 – Josh Levontine, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Hope (start of) – live at The Edge (2011 – Harry Avis, Amy Young, Gillian Webster)

Brown Hare Eastern Theme from Brown Hare (2010 – Harry Avis, Amy Young, Gillian Webster)

Cassiterides Theme (2007 – Jess Avis)

Endless Waterfall from High Plateau (2006 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Essence from Limen (2003 – Tessa Peach, Lucy Railton, Clare Lash-Williams)

Grave Intimations Theme (2004 – Abigail Kingsley-Garner)

To Think How Previously (2000 – Clare Lash-Williams, Gillian Webster, Mark Beeson)

Devon Animals through the Seasons

These poems were written, read and recorded by pupils from Hatherleigh, Northlew, Lewtrenchard and Winkleigh Schools, developed in workshops with MED Theatre during February and March 2018

Barn Owl by Lily and Orlagh

Otter by Casper

Red Deer by Alice

Pheasant by Bethany

Hawk by Ellana and Oscar

Hedgehog by Hugo and Stan

Robin by Rosie and Daisy

Red Deer by Heidi

Otter by Mazie

Red Deer by Kai

Elfrida – Bright Nights Audio Play

This audio play was written, performed, recorded and edited by MED Theatre’s Bright Nights Drama Group (10-12 years) between September 2017 and January 2018, with music composed and played by members of the cast. The play is based on the story of Elfrida, a Dartmoor girl from the Anglo-Saxon era, who became Queen of England in the middle of the 10th century.

Elfrida – audio file

The Last Wolf

‘I’ve just watched the Last Wolf video, start to finish. I found it very powerful in a variety of ways. The teenagers speaking for themselves – scripted no doubt but nevertheless it came across as real life teenagers, short sharp utterances full of meaning, without all the adult paraphernalia we throw in. Then the wolf theme itself – from a scary story to a theme of man’s destruction of nature. And finally Dartmoor itself as a wild place in which strange things can and do happen.’ Vernon Reynolds, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Budongo Forest Research Project.