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Golden Fables 2012 - Skegness

Golden Fables 2012 Embassy Theatre Skegness 2pm Sunday July 1

Golden Fables Skegness

 

Final preparations for spectacular show

 

FINAL rehearsals for a new show which celebrates Lincolnshire’s myths, legends and rural life that gets its premiere in Skegness on Sunday (July 1) are now taking place.

Director Susannah Tresilian with composer Luke Carver Goss and actor Des Coleman

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The creative team behind Golden Fables 2012 were at the Embassy Theatre on Sunday (June 24) putting the final touches to the production which uses poetry, music, song, drama, film and animation to paint a portrait of Lincolnshire.

Golden Fables, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad and the SO Festival, features words by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and specially-written Fables by nationally-known poets Ian McMillan, Gillian Clarke and Liz Lochhead and Lincolnshire Poet Laureate Joel Stickley.

Actor Des Coleman

Ian McMillan has written about the legendary Black Dog, Gillian Clarke’s contribution is A Song for Lincolnshire, Liz Lochhead tells a tale of the fens in Drowned Moon and Joel Stickley’s piece, produced in collaboration with composer Gabriel Prokofiev, uses the ghosts of Gunby Hall as its inspiration.

 

Director Susannah Tresilian (back third left) with actors Des Coleman and Rebecca D'Souza, composers Gabriel Prokofiev and Luke Carver Goss and the Berkeley Ensemble

Director Susannah Tresilian said: “The production is a storytelling journey through the landscapes of Lincolnshire, old and new. There’s story, laughs, music, poetry, beautiful illustrations – it really is a celebration of the county.”

The completed works will be sung a capella by the 90-strong Grantham-based Choir Invisible – The Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir.

The performance will feature a backdrop of images specially created by award-winning graphic novelist Kate Brown and film and animation created by Lincoln-based Electric Egg. A narrative written by Ian McMillan performed by actors Rebecca D’Souza and Des Coleman and original instrumental music played by the Berkeley Ensemble will link the works.

Tickets for the Embassy show are £5 (£3 children) from the box office on 0845 674 0505. It will then be performed again at the renowned Latitude festival in Suffolk on Saturday July 14.

The live performance in Skegness is being filmed by Lincoln-based Electric Egg and the film will be screened in Lincoln, Stamford, Gainsborough, Sleaford, Hemswell, Grantham and Spalding in July. Full details are available on the Golden Fables 2012 website www.goldenfables2012.co.uk

Golden Fables 2012 has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Other funders are Arts Council England, the European Regional Development Fund and Lincolnshire County Council.

 

The live performance in Skegness is being filmed by Lincoln-based Electric Egg and the film will be screened in Lincoln, Stamford, Gainsborough, Sleaford, Hemswell, Grantham and Spalding in July. Full details are available on the Golden Fables 2012 website www.goldenfables2012.co.uk

Golden Fables 2012 has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Other funders are Arts Council England, the European Regional Development Fund and Lincolnshire County Council.