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 featured 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, our first show The Wild Man of Orford was part of the Sea of Stories season at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland. 

Cast and Creative

Girl

Bartholomew de Granville / Chorus

Rafe / Chorus

Hugh / Chorus

Harp

Script
Puppets and animations
Costumes
Musical arrangements
Sound design

Jessica Blake


Joshua Plummer


Eleanor Conlon


Katie Sommers


Kaisa Pulkkinnen


Eleanor Conlon

Katie Sommers

Eleanor Conlon

Kaisa Pulkkinnen

Nick Hutson