White Horse Hill community play

In partnership with the Moor than meets the eye scheme:
Telling the Dartmoor story…

Publicity photographs by Jenny Steer

Med_Theatre_photographer_Moors0002The Whitehorse Hill community play took place on the 19th and 20th of September 2015 in Bellever Forest. The story of this piece was inspired by the archeological finds at the Whitehorse Hill cist near Postbridge. Who could the girl in the cist have been? Why was she so important? In partnership with the Moor than meets the Eye scheme, MED Theatre developed a story that explored how our ideas of heritage, knowledge and female strength have been passed down and evolved through time. The play consisted of scenes from seven different periods of history, all inspired by key events in central Dartmoor’s past. The performance invited the audience to take a journey through time, on foot through the beautiful setting of Bellever Forest, led by lantern bearers from Princetown Primary school. This performance formed phase one of the Whitehorse Hill project. The Whitehorse Hill play is set to be performed again with a new cast in Autumn 2017.

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Audience Feedback

‘…great setting, brought the history of Dartmoor to life’
‘It was great to see so many people gathered in a beautiful forest. The story was incredibly told…’

‘Wonderful, captivating…’
‘Inspiring and magical!’
‘Great use of the environment… to be repeated I hope’
‘Loved the walk through time. Talented cast, and the Dartmoor setting was very atmospheric’

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