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Seeking performers for Norfolk saint theatre

A theatre company is seeking performers, musicians and a musical director for a new and exciting piece of theatre commemorating the life of Norfolk saint, St Walstan, to be performed in September in Bowthorpe.

The Slow Theatre Company is putting together a piece of community theatre to commemorate the life of St Walstan, Norfolk's patron saint of agriculture and farming, in the 1000th anniversary year of his death.

Helen Rye, Director of Slow Theatre said: “We're working in collaboration with Bowthorpe Church, the St Michael & All Angels Ruin Preservation Trust, members of the local community, and an award-winning playwright to produce an exciting new piece of immersive theatre.

“We are now looking for performers and musicians in all age groups to get involved with the production – no experience needed. We are also urgently looking for someone to step in as music director, as our own has had to step down for personal reasons. Please get in touch if interested, we would love to hear from you!” 

There will be free acting workshops every month at Bowthorpe Church leading up to rehearsals, and then the production from September 8-11 set in the ruin of St Michael & All Angels adjacent to Bowthorpe Church Centre.

Walstan gave up a life of privilege to follow a life of evangelical poverty becoming a farm worker for 33 years in Taverham.  He had a reputation for piety and generosity, giving away food and clothing and was known as a saintly mystic who had visions and prayed for sick people and animals that were regularly brought to him.

If you are interested in being part of this production get in touch at info@slowtheatrecompany.co.uk or call 07896 179833.

Click here to read more about St Walstan and the celebrations commemorating the millenial of his death. 



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