A story of love, loss and taxidermy on a Broadland estuary. Told by a mix of professional actors and a community choir.
Made up of 15 local amateur singing enthusiasts, the Breydon Crowther Choir is one of many exciting innovations being brought to the stage in this production. The Choir's role has been fully integrated into the dramatic concept of Breydon Crowther from the outset. Sometimes accompanying, at other times taking the lead in the musical drama, this dedicated band of singers don't just help create the musical sound world, they actually move through the physical space of Breydon Water and become the landscape, the Watchers, the 'Greek Chorus', the wind and the rain (literally - they are also very skilled at life foley creation!).
Giving their time freely over the past 6 months for many weekend rehearsals, the creative team are hugely grateful and indebted to every member of the Breydon Crowther Choir for their enthusiasm, positive energy and, of course, vocal talents. They have had to learn many new, and at times challenging, songs and sequences and put up with the inevitable alterations and re-writes that get fed back into the development process. For many of the choir's members it is their first experience of being involved in a theatrical performance, and it is hoped won't be their last!