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Department of English Studies

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Dragons! Tales and Music from the North East

17th June 2019, 19:00 to 20:00, Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

Dare to dance with a pair of Durham dragons, along with automatic monsters and creepy costumes at this free show, organised by Records of Early English Drama North East.

England’s North-East is uncommonly rich in legends about monstrous ‘worms’ which haunted humble villages as much as grand castles. This performance presents local tales with folk music, Renaissance instruments, rich costumes, pantomime, and puppetry. Expect trembling princesses, valiant champions, bloody ballads, and fierce beasts!

Courageous members of the audience are invited to take selfies with our dragons at the end of the show, when in the antechamber to Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, regional artists will showcase automatic monsters and other creepy objects!

With Hector Sequera (lute), the Brothers Gillespie and other performers from the North-East, and Emma Berry/Phenix Studio Hexham.

The show is part of Records of Early English Drama North-East, an international research project on the musical and dramatic traditions of England’s North East. It is supported by Durham Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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