The Beast and The Traveller
This large scale site-specific work is based on stories collected from local people in Newhaven about the Dieppe raid of 1942.ﾠ
The script wove these stories into a magical tale of a lost soldier who finally returns home after 70 years to his still-waiting wife Penelope, and involved local choirs, schools, older dancers, a brass band and a bugler.
Audiences were taken on a journey around Newhaven Fort, through torch-lit tunnels, culminating in the finale atop the Fort, looking out over the town and sea.
Performed by a professional cast, with 60 local dancers, singers and performers.
A co–production between Inroads and Zap Art.
Directed by Claire Raftery
Designed by Jane Bruce
Original music by Susan Moate
All photographs © Ray Gibson
Performed by Peter Faulkner, Cheryl Jones,
Olly Harrison, Charles Allen, Kitty Newbury,