St George, The Dragon & Easter Fun for all the Family!
The Electric Sunshine Project CIC are pleased to announce their Spring theatre production: St George & The Dragon, a contemporary street theatre performance by our Community Theatre Company; Th’ESPs.
TESP’s version of St George & The Dragon will retell the original fairy-tale as well as use traditional Mummer’s style street theatre to make the most of some well-known British traditions. but also consider how the story has come to be so popular; who exactly was St George? What is his legacy today? At it’s heart, this is a simple tale of knights (think Monty Python), fair maidens and a puppet dragon.
Artistic Director of TESP and Th’ESPs group leader Melanie Whitehead, said “Since I first set up the community theatre in September 2016 we have retained a core group of people who come back each time we start a new project, but we’ve also gained new members who bring different skills and experiences which keeps the energy of the group vibrant and ever-changing!”
It will be a 20-30 minute performance, with 9 participants, using all the techniques of street theatre and traditional mummers-style plays to engage an audience for the duration of the story-telling. The story is suitable for all ages and is free to attend.
Friday 19 April:
- 16:30 The Waterloo Pub, Waterloo Road
Saturday 20 April:
- 11:30 Stanley Park (Cafe Terrace)
- 13:30 Winter Gardens Renaissance Room (tickets from Winter Gardens Trust may be necessary)
- 13:30 - 17:00 Blackpool Town Centre – various locations
Th’ESPs is a community theatre company who come together to perform professional quality shows which are created in response to stories and histories which are from or relevant to Blackpool & The Fylde coast communities. Each show we produce is specially designed to consider how stories and theatre can engage local communities in social- awareness; to create productions that are interactive, immersive and take place in unexpected places.
There’s nothing quite like what Th’ESPs are offering in this town and we really hope that Blackpool communities of all ages get behind this production and come to see it.