6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Devon Life today click here

The Howling – A new community play by Med Theatre

PUBLISHED: 15:51 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 21 February 2017

The Howling

The Howling

Archant

The local community have contributed to this play based on their research into Dartmoor history and stories

Wolves once roamed the forests of Dartmoor and their echo has left dark imprints on local myths, and provoked rumours of black dogs throughout history, including the stories that sparked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Howling takes a lead from The Hound of the Baskervilles, but the play is set in contemporary times and explores issues around re-wilding, combined with the latest research into the Dartmoor myths and history that inspired author Arthur Conan Doyle and his co-creator Bertram Fletcher Robinson. At its root lies the enigmatic figure of Richard Cabell, who was Lord of Brook Manor near Buckfastleigh in the aftermath of the English Civil War, and after his death acquired a dubious reputation as a vampire. When an American claiming descent from Richard Cabell comes to a Dartmoor community with his English wife in search of his roots, he encounters more than he bargained for…

MED Theatre has been touring community plays written specifically for its local multigenerational cast by artistic director and playwright Mark Beeson over three decades. The Howling includes scenes written by three members of MED Theatre’s Young Company, and is part of MED’s exciting eighteen-month project ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Last Wolf on Dartmoor’ supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Howling will be performed in the following locations on Dartmoor: Manaton on the 10th and 11th of March, Buckfast on the 14th, Lydford on the 16th and Moretonhampstead on the 17th and 18th of March 2017. All performances start at 7.30pm.

To book your tickets please contact MED Theatre on 01647 441356, email info@medtheatre.co.uk or visit our website on www.medtheatre.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Devon Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Devon Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Devon Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from People

Mon, 11:29

She’s the Devon mum whose searingly honest account of motherhood has made her an international best-selling writer. And now, Sarah Turner is publishing a new chronicle of her life as The Unmumsy Mum, as Chrissy Harris discovers

Read more
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In the latest in her series throughout 2017 profiling inspirational women, Kate Haskell talks to runner Peggy Crome

Read more
Monday, April 10, 2017

There are some 5,500 Freemasons across 138 lodges in Devon. But how much do we know about them? As Freemasonry celebrates its 300th anniversary, Chrissy Harris went to meet some members of this fascinating organisation.

Read more
Monday, April 10, 2017

He’s the Devon boy who has hit the Hollywood big time, but as Emrhys Cooper tells Alexis Bowater, it hasn’t been an easy ride to the top

Read more
Thursday, April 6, 2017

For 16 years now Exeter School has been raising funds for WaterAid with its annual concert

Read more
Monday, April 3, 2017

Simon Hulstone, of Michelin-starred The Elephant restaurant talks to Catherine Courtenay about his career as a competition chef

Read more
Monday, April 3, 2017

Fran Mcelhone meets up with Devon vintage vocal trio The Liberty Sisters

Read more
Monday, March 27, 2017

Chrissy Harris sets sail with a charity which is helping young people develop though life on the ocean wave

Read more
Monday, March 27, 2017

Budding musicians now have the chance to use a high-tech, purpose-built recording studio right here in Devon. Chrissy Harris went to meet the music-loving couple behind this exciting project

Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017

Hope Beyond Hurt - The New Life Horse Care Sanctuary wants your vote to win £36,857 of National Lottery funding in The People’s Projects.

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Joe Banks meets a maker creating special pieces from items found on the water’s edge

Read more
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On March 22nd Pippa Kelly will be talking about her new debut novel Invisible Ink

Read more
Monday, February 27, 2017

Paul Mackenzie meets the pioneering explorer who has been to some of the toughest places on earth and survived to tell the tale

Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The local community have contributed to this play based on their research into Dartmoor history and stories

Read more
 
South West Life advert link
 
South West Life advert link
 
South West Life advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad
Devon Life Application Link


Local Business Directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search