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