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NEW PERSPECTIVES THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 MATINEES: SATURDAY 24 4PM AND WEDNESDAY 28 1.30PM NO SHOW SUNDAY 25 AND MONDAY 26 JANUARY Matinees: £7 (£5 Concession) TRANSLATED BY SIMON ARMITAGE ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY DANIEL BUCKROYD Written by an unknown Midlands poet over six hundred years ago, but as fresh and startling as ever, critically-acclaimed New Perspectives Theatre Company is delighted to present the first ever staging of the powerful new translation from award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster, Simon Armitage. When, one New Year’s Day, festivities at the court of King Arthur are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious Green Knight, and thrown into confusion by the extraordinary challenge he lays down, nobody, least of all the fearless Gawain, is prepared for the terrifying consequences of taking the supernatural stranger at his word. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells the haunting human story of a young knight’s epic journey through the changing seasons to find the Green Chapel and keep his appointment with fate. It’s a tale of temptation, romance and chivalry, shot through with rough-knuckled action and tall-tale humour, brought to life with the help of puppets and live music – a dazzling theatrical treat for young and old from the East Midlands’ favourite touring theatre company. Suitable for ages 8+ and their families “Compelling and dramatic” - The Independent SIGNED PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 8PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE THURSDAY 29 JANUARY 8PM WITH TOUCH TOUR 7.15PM