The Flying Monk at Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 15 June


The Flying Monk by Soop Productions, with music by Denise Baugh, at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, from 15 June to 10 July 2010

Directed by Vincent Adams, designed by Francine Huin-Wah.

Starring Bobbie Brightman, Nathan Chapman, Lucy Frederick, Peter Henderson, Henry Oastler, Mark Newton.

Ensemble performance, puppetry and music. Based on the true story of Eilmer of Malmesbury, an eleventh century monk who made himself some wings and tried to fly from the tower at Malmesbury Abbey. As Malmesbury Abbey prepares for a royal visit, Brother Eilmer dreams of Daedalus and soaring with the jackdaws. Meanwhile, the Vikings are approaching! As the villagers meet the pillagers, King Ethelred tries not to swap his kingdom for a Norse. But where on earth is Eilmer?

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