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Retford Town Hall, Retford

Tuesday, 26 Nov (various times)

Free

At the end of our year of activity in the 'Pilgrim Roots' region, Made by Katie Green presents: 

Community Celebration Performances of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 

in the Ballroom at Retford Town Hall

on the 26th November at 5 and 6.30pm

With special guest performances from the children of Ordsall Primary School, year 9 dancers from Elizabethan Academy, the Retford Community Singers (directed by Janet Wood) and local artists Emma Bouch, Amy O'Sullivan and Alice Shepperson, joining company dancers Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey.

You are warmly invited to join us for these special celebration performances. There will be no cost to attend the performances but please book your tickets in advance by following the 'get tickets' link above (after the 4th November). There will be no tickets available on the door.

More information about booking tickets:

- Tickets will be available to parents/guardians/friends/families of the participants first, from the 4th November 2019. 

- You will need a code when you are booking which you can get from your teacher or group leader.

- Please note that tickets will be limited to 2 per participant, with a waiting list for any unallocated tickets (see FAQs below).

- Please use the name of the participant you are coming to support when you are making your reservation so that we can check who has claimed their ticket allocation.

- One week prior to the performance, tickets will be released for booking by the general public, so book as soon as you can to make sure that there is space left for the performance slot that you want!

 

What is The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project?

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 is a dance/history performance in which 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a journey through history, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Many of these brave and pioneering passengers started their journey in small communities around Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

“I thought it was fabulous, really moving” 

“the reaction was amazing last night! The children sat in front of us nearly fell out of their seats they were so excited…so innovative and visual.” 

(feedback from audience members)

Responding to artefacts, stories, sites and ideas from across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Plymouth, The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 will look again at the story of the Mayflower passengers, considering who they really were, why they were making a journey they weren’t prepared for, and what they did to survive.

A story about a group of ordinary people, their life-changing journey, determination, and the extraordinary things it makes people do.

 

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green , supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils (including a contribution of Divisional Funding from Cllr Mike Quigley MBE and Cllr Susan Shaw), The Charter Trustees of East Retford and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture. 

Pricing and availability

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Venue

Retford Town Hall

The Square

Retford

DN22 6DE

Directed by Katie Green

Choreographed by Katie Green in collaboration with performers: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey and local dancers Emma Bouch, Amy O'Sullivan and Alice Shepperson

From Ordsall Primary School: to be updated

From Elizabethan Academy: to be updated

From Retford Community Singers: to be updated

Other local contributors: Rachel Carter, Veronica Eden, Michael Keeble

Writing: Anna Selby

Composition: Max Perryment

Musical direction for Retford Community Singers: Janet Wood

Costume design: Berit Laageide and Anna Crilly

Dramaturg: Tom Cornford

Company Producer: Claire Morton

Local Producer: Maggy Watkins

Audience development and marketing consultant: Ceri Brierley

Evaluation: Elsa Urmston

Photography: Owen Benson, Steve Hatton

Filming/photography: Roswitha Chesher

With particular thanks to our team, our supporters below and to Anna Scott, Claire Stockdale, Rick Brand, Sandra Withington, the caretakers at Retford Town Hall and the children, teachers and group leaders for our collaborating schools/groups for making these performances happen.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green, supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils (including a contribution of Divisional Funding from Cllr Mike Quigley MBE and Cllr Susan Shaw), The Charter Trustees of East Retford and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture. 

There is a lift in the building

Assistance dogs are permitted.

Male, female and disabled toilets are on the first floor near the Ballroom

Disabled parking is available in the Chancery Lane North Car Park (DN22 6EU) at the back of the Town Hall. However, be aware this is a short stay car park only (max 3 hours) but parking is free after 4pm.

Alternatively the nearest long stay parking is available at Chapelgate (DN22 6PL) or Churchgate (DN22 6PA), both free after 6pm.

Why are you limiting number of tickets available per participant?

We hope that you will understand that there are many people participating in our Celebration Performances in Retford and only a limited seating capacity in the Town Hall Ballroom (which must include the participants themselves), which is why we have to limit the number of free tickets available to 2 per participant to make sure everyone has a chance to be supported at the performances.

Why will tickets only be available to the general public 1 week before the performance day?

This is because we want to prioritise participant access to the performances.

How long will the performance last?

The performance will last about 45 minutes.

Will there be reserved seating?

No (do let us know in advance on [email protected] if you have access requirements that mean you will need to sit in a particular place). 

Is the piece suitable for the whole family?

Yes, the piece is suitable for all ages, you just need to make sure you reserve a free space for everyone who's coming, as we have to limit numbers of tickets available to 2 per participant. Please make your reservation in the name of the participant you are coming to see rather than your own name, so we can check how many tickets each family is using.

Is it possible to join a waiting list for any returned tickets?

Yes, if you would ideally like more than 2 tickets, please email us at [email protected] to let us know with 'Tickets Retford Town Hall' as the subject heading, and we will try to release any unallocated tickets in the last couple of days before the performance on a first-come-first-served basis.

Will I be able to just turn up on the day?

We have strictly limited capacity for our Celebration Performances, so if you haven't reserved your ticket in advance, you will not be able to get a seat by just turning up on the day.

Will I be able to get refreshments on-site?

Refreshments will not generally be available, but we will aim to provide some basic refreshments after each performance. Please note however that if you are attending the 5pm show, we will ask you to leave at around 6.15pm so we have time to welcome our guests for the 6.30pm performance. If you are attending the 6.30pm performance, please don’t arrive until 10 minutes before the performance as we won’t be able to accommodate you inside until the previous audience leave.

Do I need to bring a printed version of my ticket to the performance?

No, we will have a list of names of people who have booked on the door, or you could bring your ticket confirmation on your phone if you are able to do so (especially if you book at the last minute, meaning you might not be on our printed guest list).

Are there any other times when I will be able to see the work?

Please see the What's On section of our website - https://imaginationmuseum.co.uk/whats-on for information about other performances taking place in 2019 and 2020 as it becomes available.

Where can I find out more about The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project?

Visit our website: https://imaginationmuseum.co.uk/ 

Where can I find out more about the Mayflower 400 national commemoration?

Visit the Mayflower 400 website: https://www.mayflower400uk.org 

Any other questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact Katie on [email protected] .

Organiser

Made By Katie Green

Made By Katie Green is a contemporary dance company using dance, text and music to respond to places where you would not usually expect to find a dance performance. Most recently we have done this through our 'Dancing in Museums' and 'Dancing in Caves' projects. We are interested in telling stories about what it means to be human, what this has meant throughout history and how what has happened in the past affects us now. We want to create vibrant, memorable, moving work, and to do this in all kinds of places for a range of different audiences.