A Parable & Entertainment Experience
The music will tell a story with a hidden meaning
"You can have anything you want ,
if you are willing to give up the belief
you can't have it"
We take you to Cornwall in the year 1565.
Alicia has grown up in a village where the powerful are shown respect and the use of "Fear" their strength of hand.
Her self- belief and faith takes her out of this world of darkness.
The light she switches on shines on all those around her.
A new beginning for all , as good now spreads like oil over water.
lives of those that surround her.
ALICIA - Born with powers to "To do only good"
VALIDUS - Infatuated with Alicia ,impressionable and honest.
TENEBRIS - Head of the dark Village.
MALLUM - In awe of Tenebris and a purveyor of evil.
IGNISUM - A Visionary. A professional storyteller
Is this suitable for young children?
Yes over the age of 6. The first Act introduces some of the evil characters that Alicia has grown up with and as this is a “Surround production” , they appear from all over the venue. The stagings are meant to be very spooky and a little but but not very “Scary”. The second Act is an opposite of the first dominated by love a happy ending.
Is there a bar or food?
There will be Cava, Beer, Coke ,Water, Non Alcoholic Mead available on arrival along with hand cut village crisps.
Is the venue COVID Compliant?
The venue complies with the current Government guidance.
Can I park nearby?
Yes. Use the Bull Ring Car Park under Selfridges as St Martins is just 50 metres from the Bull Ring shopping centre.
Where exactly is St Martins?
Next door to the Bull Ring shopping centre on Edgbaston Street B5 5BB
What do we wear?
If you want to dress up ,then as a guide, villagers at the end of the 16th century had very little money and so dressed very simply. Sandals were common place. There will be prizes for the best dressed villagers after the show. Google is a great source of reference - cloaks and almost sack cloth
PLEASE NOTE - ST MARTINS IS A CHURCH AND OUT OF RESPECT WE WOULD ASK PLEASE THAT NO HALLOWEEN , WIZARDS OR WITCHES COSTUMES BE WORN
The venue will comply with all the appropriate Government directives at the time of staging.
"Deep inside of us all are the seeds of both love and hate,it is a constant struggle as to which one will win.Faith, friendship and self-belief are always there to be found.We alone can choose whether to begin the search".
ACT ONE - DARK
SCENE Callington Village in early 16th century England.
To be seen to have power was to be feared ,and all feared those who had power, whether that power be monetary or
THE CHURCH BELLS
Traditionally church bells ring out to summons those to congregate and await the commencing of an event.The bells are also believed by some to drive away the forces of evil.
THE VILLAGE CHANTS
The Villager's Choir
This ancient chant is an arrangement of an original piece.
THE SEASON OF THE WITCH
The 'Wheel of the Year’ marks the annual cycle of seasonal celebrations, known as sabbats or esbats. In 16th century Britain often those who might tell a tale where also those who might have created the tale that they so told !
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Tenebris is determined to maintain discipline within the village.
Her power is legendary.
She wraps "The susceptible" into a web of malice.
He seems to know that all in the village performing bad practices will inevitably burn. He feels that most are beyond change or reform.
RING AROUND THE ROSIE
Ensemble -and Alicia
Alone, Alicia recites the words of an old 16th century song. She copes with isolation but longs for warmth and companionship.
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
He has no interest in love - only possession.
He is scared but infatuated withTenebris.
PAINT IT BLACK
Malum and Tenebris
Tenebris' mind is evil but not narrow. The mind is soaked in darkness but deep down she can see happiness is out there if she could only but take a step towards it. Mallum walks in her shadows and her shadows are deep.
THE MYSTERY OF ’THE WIZARDS DREAM’
Validus and Ignisum and Coven
Validus realises that his future is his to shape. He seeks ‘a new sun , light replacing darkness.
He dreams that he can hear the songs of angels and watch them opening a door to a world of light.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
Validus( Hooded figure Malum )
He is depressed- what point is there in talking when no one listens? What point is there in writing songs when nobody looks to hear?
WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
Recognizing that “enough is enough,” Alicia wrestles with her conscience. She tries to persuade the disbelieving villagers that there's a better life out there, even though it is hard for her to truly believe it.
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
Alicia has started to believe that her visions can become reality, that belief can transcend possibility and faith create a platform for a new and meaningful life.
ACT TWO - LIGHT
CHURCH BELLS TO COMMENCE ACT TWO
The villagers watch Alicia's happiness spread like "Oil over water"
THE POWER OF LOVE
Validus and Alicia
Love encompasses a range of both strong and
positive states of emotion -they both recognise this simultaneously.
DON’T LET ME BE
She wants desperately to forget her dark history but knows that her “other side” is still there to be found.
Her regrets are sincere and she pleads for her guilt to be cleansed.
I WANNA BREAK FREE
Alicia, Tenebris and The Coven
Alicia's is excited as she is about to leave the village. She will soon break the chains of familiarity and a start to live the life that she had always wanted.
The Villagers and Ensemble
This chant is considered essential for those who feel persecuted, the singing helps to banish negativity.
YOU ARE THE REASON
Validus and Alicia
Together as a couple now, they regret not turning away from the darkside sooner.
Alicia and Tenebris
For Alicia, a new life is just beginning.
Shackles now removed, she can experience the joy of freedom.
Tenebris is forgiven as forgiveness is the way of all those having chosen life's "White Room".
Malum , The Coven and Ensemble
All now see that every moment can brush a new colour onto life's white pallette. These colours will form a picture from the colours that you yourself will have created.
WHITER SHADE OF PALE
Validus, Alicia, Tenebris, Mallum, Ignisum Coven and All
Validus sings of life being an assembly of clips in our heads- capturing moments we enjoy, but allowing those that we choose to forget to pale into insignificance.