In 2018 the Hostry Festival may well have been the first arts festival in the UK to have as its Central Production such an inclusive commission as Boy In The Lighthouse, by Rebecca Chapman’s Total Ensemble Theatre Company. Devised over six fascinating months by Rebecca and her cast of 25 performers from across Norfolk, this inclusive Movement Theatre story, performed for six memorable nights. We are so proud to have helped produce this outstanding first showing of such a ground-breaking piece of original work. “From the minute this incredible cast steps onto the stage, the conviction in the world they create is absolute – and that’s spellbinding” Eastern Daily Press. On the last night the cast received the festival’s first major standing ovation, lasting over 2 wonderfully joyful minutes.
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