The Children's Castle

A Young People's Play and Film

The Children’s Castle (2007) was a film and promenade performance created by the Wild Night’s Young Company. The play explored the history and heritage of Castle Drogo (a local National Trust property), involving many historical figures and events from the Castle’s past. Included in the performance was a short film piece describing the outbreak of World War Two, which was filmed on location at the Castle.

The project was planned and managed by the young people, from initial research right through to performing. The story followed four evacuees who arrive at the Castle from London during the Second World War. The performance took place around the grounds of the castle, guided by one of the characters from the play. This project was funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and was greatly helped by partnership with the National Trust.

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the film