‘The Wondrous Tales of the Whiteball Tunnel’ which opens next week in St John’s Church, Wellington promises to be – simply – wondrous. The production combines theatrical performance, music, digital arts, animation, film, puppetry, circus skills and design in a multimedia performance that audiences will find innovative, startling and, above all, entertaining.
Actiontrack Performance Company’s Nick Brace has been working for 2 years on this project. During that time he has gathered and brought to life the many stories that have emerged about the tunnel and its history, working with schoolchildren and members of local communities at both ends of the tunnel in improvisations and workshops. His script interweaves a number of separate narrative strands and, in collaboration with animation and film company Forkbeard Fantasy and Take Art Wordplay, the production tells these stories, making use of an impressive range of dramatic techniques. His script and songs and the company of actors, singers, musicians and volunteers promises to deliver a genuinely spectacular theatrical event.
St John the Baptist Church has been transformed – temporarily – for the production and it offers a uniquely appropriate venue – a historic building in the centre of the community that provides an atmospheric, adaptable theatre for drama.
Performances are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5th, 6th and 7th November at 7pm and Saturday 8th November at 6pm.
Tickets from Nurtured by Nature in South Street, Wellington, online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07724 406105.