A story of love, loss and taxidermy on a Broadland estuary. Told by a mix of professional actors and a community choir.
On Saturday the choir got their first look at the Great Yarmouth Minster where they will be performing on 4th June.The church was open to the public and two coach-loads of visitors from Ipswich were treated to the Crowther soundtrack echoing through the building. The reaction was very favourable. As you might expect the acoustic suits the choral sections of the piece and the singers clearly enjoyed the resonant acoustic. The vast open spaces will provide an interesting challenge for the actors when they are added to the mix.
Also on hand was Samantha Sutherland (who plays Dainty in Breydon Crowther) to lead a puppet workshop for the singers. This was entirely new to most of them and they took to it splendidly. The audience can look forward to flights of birds as well as fine singing.
Dainty conjures birds out of newsprint
There will be an exhibition of Breydon-themed artwork and poetry to as part of the festival and Sue Ellis of the Quill writers group dropped in to watch proceedings. She has since emailed to say she is already at work on a piece based on Crowther.