Scene at the Museum
Wednesday 31st October & Thursday 1st November at 7.00pm
at The Cambridge and County Folk Museum
A site-specific promenade performance throughout the Folk Museum. Two performances (Wednesday 31st October & Thursday 1st November).
Tickets £8 (concessions £7) including a glass of wine or fruit juice. Tickets from ADC Ticketing:
Ten local writers participated in a workshop in the museum in September and were inspired by the building and its artefacts to write 5 minute plays. This is the performance of those plays.
LEAVING THE INN by Colin Hume (in the Shop)
1800 - when the building was still The White Horse Inn - a young girl and her grandmother reminisce about the past and look to the future.
YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT by Felicity Norman (in the Bar)
Jed and Peter compete with their "true" stories to win the "Noted Liar" medal.
EIGHT DAYS AND EIGHT NIGHTS by Valérie Fabre (in the Kitchen)
Marika, a visitor to the museum, finds it hard to concentrate on the domestic exhibits after coming across the story of Elizabeth Woodcock's extraordinary snowbound survival.
MEMORY by Dave Pescod (in the Guest Room)
Dorothy comes into the museum to keep warm and dry and to remember her Nan and the tales she told.
MAGDALENE by Frances Bushe (in the Dining Room)
It's 1988 and the students are protesting against an unwelcome invasion which threatens their college and its traditions but Max is no longer playing the game, as he has a new game plan of his own.
FLIGHT OF FANCY by Francesca Brown (in the Dining Room)
Jane is visiting the museum with her boyfriend, Mark, when she is surprised by an encounter with Edward, who seems to know rather a lot about her.
THE LAST TURF CUTTER by Antony Quinn (in the Fens & Folklore Room)
Francis is reminded of his granddad teaching him to cut turf and the songs and stories they shared.
STRAW IN THE WIND by Richard Peoples (in the Arts & Artisans Room)
Annie, a peasant woman, reveals some home truths about the straw plaiting industry.
THE DOLL by Lindsey McAuley (in the Childhood Room)
Molly finds the display of dolls a bit creepy and Dawn is determined to tell her a tale that makes her hair stand on end.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Jean Rees-Lyons (on the Attic stairs)
It's March 1871. On the eve of her 16th birthday, a troubled Henrietta is sleepwalking.