Brief synopsis of the story

Children and audience members will experience live interaction living through the eyes of CGI-generated 3D ‘Ron the Roman, Ted the Tudor and Vicky the Victorian’.

What was it really like in Roman baths? How did Lincoln get its name? What did people of the time use to dye their hair? And who built the Roman Fortress? The Roman sketches in Terrible Tales give you a fascinating insight into all of these and more, in the words of Flavia, Benedictus and Colonius!!

Who became the Earl of Lincoln at only 2 years old? What did Henry VIII really think of his wives? How did the rich eat compared to the poor? And how were children really treated in class by the head master? Bessie the Peasant and Sir Francis the Nobleman will explain all, with a visit from Greg Wallis for a sketch entitled ‘Disaster Chef’.

Retold in the style of current popular TV shows and alongside 3D historic characters, actors will re-tell the fascinating and at times, nasty and disgusting past of our historic county, with some interesting facts along the way! Remember, no matter how terrible or gruesome things get, it’s all true! Including the most disgusting fact of all for children, Romans brought cabbage to Britain!

Background to the play and the technology

Terrible Tales is a Lincolnshire production, inspired and informed by Lincolnshire’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Incorporating Lincolnshire stories, (both well-known and lesser known ones) the production, offers a unique insight into the creative process through cutting edge technology alongside that of one of the oldest art forms, theatre. It is a juxtaposition of theatre, CGI sequencing, music, history, movement and education.

The vibrant, engaging script is woven within a multimedia/theatre production that sees children and young people gain:

• New arts skills

• An insight into the world of animation design and CGI

• Access to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Lincolnshire and participation in the performance

The live interactive CGI element will enable the children and young people to talk in real time to key historical characters, posing questions and assuming roles of enemies or supporters. The role-play conversations will explore performance styles and techniques employed by the children and young people.

Shows still available for February and March 2014

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