The Wild Man of Orford

Orford, the Suffolk coast, 1167. A fisherman hauls up a mysterious catch: a scaly, glistening creature from the depths of the sea. Man or monster? Is the wild man barbaric or simply free from the constraints of society?  A tale from English folklore of freedom, kindness, and the strange wild song of the sea. 

The Wild Man of Orford features an exciting combination of handmade puppets, live theatre and medieval music, and sand, glass and shadow animations. 

Following a sold out run at Brighton Fringe, The Wild Man of Orford was part of The Sea of Stories Season at Sweet Venues for Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland.)



Past Performances

May 2015 - Dukebox Theatre, Brighton (Brighton Fringe Festival)

August 2015 - Sweet Venues, Grassmarket (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

September 2015 - Lindfield Arts Festival, Lindfield

March 2016 - St Bartholomew's Church, Orford

Cast and Creative


Bartholomew de Granville / Chorus

Rafe / Chorus

Hugh / Chorus


Puppets and animations
Musical arrangements
Sound design

Jessica Blake

Joshua Plummer

Eleanor Conlon

Katie Sommers

Kaisa Pulkkinnen

Eleanor Conlon

Katie Sommers

Eleanor Conlon

Kaisa Pulkkinnen

Nick Hutson