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Michele's New Show: The Ark and Dove Featured

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I am so proud to have been funded by the Arts Council England to produce a new show based on the gripping story of The Ark and Dove - two ships that left Cowes on the Isle of Wight on 22 November 1633. More and more we are faced with the challenges of migration-people fleeing their homes, the countries where they were born-because of prejudice and threats to their lives.
Through The Ark and Dove I have worked with: Writer David Haworth, Director Lucy Phillips Designer Lizzie Watts and Puppet Maker Teresa Grimaldi to develop a family show that asks modern audiences the questions:

How far would you go to be free?
Would you leave your home? your country?.....your family?

We've set the show in a modern charity shop.

Mary’s in the Charity Shop pricing up donations. Through a treasure of objects she learns about the adventures of two ships The Ark and Dove - a gripping story from the year 1633. The story of Mary Jennings - a servant woman, who travels from Cowes on the Isle of Wight across the ocean, west, risking everything. She made it across the treacherous waters with others, determined to make a better life.Sound familiar?In Maryland, America. Mary Jennings meets Mansi of the Piscataway tribe. They share their own stories, learn from each other and become friends.I have also worked with my colleagueTam Gilbert to ensure that the show is as accessible as possible. David has written the script with audio description in mind, there are Touch Tours available at each performance (see below) and an accessible version of the show flier (see below)Ideal for age 7+ Duration: 55mins

Catch The Ark and Dove at:
Saturday 8 February Forest Forge Theatre, Crow, Ringwood
Monday 17 February Morden Village Hall, Dorset (Artsreach)
Tuesday 18 February Lyric Theatre, Bridport, Dorset
Wednesday 19 February Lighthouse Poole (with BSL Interpretor)
Friday 21 February Isle of Wight Story Festival Newport, Riverside Centre, Trafalgar Room (Isle of Wight Story Festival)
Saturday 22 February Sanford Orcas Village Hall, Dorset 

Schools performances at:
Tuesday 25 February Classic Boat Museum, Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Story Festival)
Wednesday 26 February Cowes and Ryde Libraries, (Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Story Festival)

Further Tour Spring/Summer being booked: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact venue websites for tickets.

Film at

Film with Tam about Accessibility:

Accessible Flier:

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