#22 HOLY COW!
HOLY COW! was inspired by the story of St. Decuman, Watchet's now-beloved patron saint, and his cow. Famously, St Decuman travelled from Wales intent on converting the heathens of Watchet... (SPOILER: he wasn't well received and lost his head in the process!). But this isn’t our story.
Our retelling of this local legend saw Decuman and his cow lose each other in the fabled Bristol Triangle, each being propelled on a separate journey through time and Watchet’s rich history.
HOLY COW! was part of Maritime Mayhem, a weekend celebrating the weird, wonderful, folkloric and esoteric tales of Watchet's maritime past made possible through National Lottery funding from The Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.
Written & co-directed by Jac Husebo
Co-directed by Jesse Briton
Designed by Tomasin Cuthbert Menes
Original music composed by Tom Crosley-Thorne
Performed by Maia Ayling, Joanna Kessell, Chloe McDonald, Joe Wiltshire-Smith and the people of Watchet including choirs, bands and students from Danesfield School
Production Manager - Anthony Clements
Lead Producer - Joseph Cullen
Associate Producer - Corrinne Curtis
With thanks to Selina Keedwell and all at Contains Art and the Onion Collective.
#23 BIRTHDAY DAY
Sometimes, what we remember is happier than what is true. Family secrets, birthday celebrations and pavlova come together in this story inspired by the strawberries of Bower Hinton Farm.
BIRTHDAY DAY was originally commissioned by Take Art through their Cultivate project.
Devised by the company
Directed by Nick White
Music by Ellie Westbrook
Costume by Julie Read
Production stills from a film by Richard Tomlinson
Performed by Rachel Cohen, Helena Payne and Ellie Westbrook.
With thanks to Duncan Palmer and Katy Tilley.