A story with a hidden meaning
Deep inside us all are the seeds of both love and hate.
It is a constant struggle as to which one will win.
Yet one cannot exist without the other.
We take you to Cornwall in the year 1565.
Alicia has grown up in a village where the powerful are shown respect and to use "Fear" their strength of hand.
“To be good when surrounded by evil, is harder than being evil when surrounded by good”.
We will take you on an amazing musical journey that will show how faith and self belief can transform Alicia's life and better the lives of those that surround her.
ALICIA - Born with powers to "To do only good"
VALIDUS - Infatuated with Alicia ,impressionable and honest.
TENEBRUS - Head of the dark Village.
MALUM - Purveyor of evil.
IGNISUM - A Visionary.
THE SHOW SOUNDS “SPOOKY” - IS IT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
This is a family show suitable for children 7+, but of course they must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
If you want to dress for the immersive experience, then we’d love you to wear something akin to 16th century England .
Champagne is always presented to the the Quirkiest Character! Dress how you want to - just enjoy!
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CAN I BOOK AT THE VENUE?
No, all bookings MUST be made on line.
IS THERE SOCIAL DISTANCING?
The venue will comply with all the appropriate Government directives at the time of staging.
HOW DO WE KNOW THE VENUE IS COVID CLEAN?
The venue use the latest C19 virus cleaning technology
"You can have anything you want ,
if you are willing to give up the belief
you can't have it"
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 taken from original archives and is an arrangement of an original chant from Cornwall's archives.
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
This circular chanting dance, with the touching of hands, dates back to well before the 16h century.
A ring is formed, one person is placed in the centre, and all dance around.
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
He has no interest in love - only possession.
He is both scared but infatuated withTenebris.
PAINT IT BLACK
Malum and Tenebris
A village leader's mind might be evil but not narrow.
Their world is dark but they still they see colour.
They see the uncorrupted, which only serves to emphasize their own depth of darkness.
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.
Both imagine they can hear the pull of Angels seeking a better destiny for their souls.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
Validus( Hooded figure Malum )
The cloaked figure is Malum.
Validus recognises the need for meaningful communication- 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 a disbelieving Tenebris 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.
CHURCH BELLS RING TO END ACT ONE
ACT TWO - LIGHT
CHURCH BELLS TO COMMENCE ACT TWO
THE POWER OF LOVE
Validus and Alicia
Validus and Alicia tell the world how a 'force from above' keeps ‘bad at bay’ and 'scares darkness away’.
I WANNA BREAK FREE
Alicia, Tenebris and The Coven
Alicia's happiness is now radiant- lifting everyone's spirits including Tenebris.
They don't want to end up "Living alone" in the darkness, but even darkness has a comforting familiarity.
DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD
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.
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.
The Villagers and Ensemble
The ensembles of white angels approve and the angelic choir chant accordingly.
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 "The White Room".
Malum , The Coven and Ensemble
The villager's sing that each breath and each moment can add new colour, until eventually a picture emerges just emphasising that the colours you choose are simply your own.
WHITER SHADE OF PALE
Validus, Alicia, Tenebris, MAlum,
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.
Deep inside all of us are the seeds of both love and hate.
WHAT WE DO WITH THEM IS UP TO US.