The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project will be coming to the Pilgrim Roots area from May to November 2019.
Our short teaser video gives you a sense of what to expect! Do join us in Gainsborough for our first performances of the year on the 11th and 25th May 2019 (imaginationmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/)
In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced journey through history, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers (including many originally from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire) who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
Playful, imaginative and moving, The Imagination Museum is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.
"Awesome, grinned from ear to ear all the way through" (Audience member)
Suitable for all ages
The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project brings to life museum collections, heritage sites, historical stories and themes through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It draws on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America, and will begin in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire, travel via Hampshire and culminate in Plymouth. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in September 1620, and the 400th anniversary will be commemorated nationwide in 2020.
The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green , supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture.
For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: mayflower400uk.org/about/
Directed by Katie Green
Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey
Writing: Anna Selby
Composition: Max Perryment
Costume design: Berit Laageide
Dramaturg: Tom Cornford