TOURING PRODUCTION 1993 / 94

Pengersek

the Enchanter

devised by Dee Evans and the company

directed by Dee Evans

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            The source material for this show, another Cornish myth, was such a long and sprawling story that we decided to take only a part of it to devise into a play. Director Dee Evans helped steer the company through this tangled story to create a coherent piece of work which involved a great deal of farce, maskwork, commedia dell’arte, and a rather terrible song called ‘Pat-a-Pan’!

            The play told the story of Lord Pengersek and his son Marek. Pengersek becomes a virtual recluse when his wife dies, and Marek grows up wild, with just a fairly inept servant, Bob, to look after him. When Marek reaches manhood, he excites the interest of a witch, Lady Godolphin, who manages to infiltrate the castle with the help of her niece, Venna. Then all sorts of chaos ensues, involving puppetry, love potions, black lights, magic, acrobatics, people turning into snakes – and a plot-hinging bottle of Brasso!

 

Cast

 

Bob / Pengersek the Enchanter - Simeon Edwards

Venner - Jo Kessell

Lady Godolphin / Young Lord - Emma Spurgin Hussey

Lord Pengersek / Sea Captain - Rory Wilton

 

Stage Manager - Sam Wilton

 

 

Phone: 01872 272695

E-mail: bedlamtc@bedlamtc.co.uk

 

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