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Mayflower: Living History - Life on 1600s

Actors from Harleston Players will bring to life local residents from the 1600s in outdoor locations around the town centre.

Ever wondered what it would have been like to live in Harleston 400 years ago? Who were the Fullers and why is there a road named after them? What would it have been like to visit The Swan Hotel when it was a coaching in on the road to London? 

Stroll through Harleston and discover what life was like here in 17th Century. 

Actors from Harleston Players will bring to life local residents from the era in outdoor locations around the town centre. The detail of their life stories have been unearthed by the 1600s Historical Research Group from wills and inventories at the Norfolk Record Office as well as books and research documents. 

No need to book -  just come across the characters and listen to their stories and conversations. Stay as long or as short a time as you like. Look out for fliers with details.

Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe as we enjoy these outdoor performances and local colour. 

The community play about the sailing of the Mayflower and life in the new colony in Virginia due to take place this July will now be staged in July 2021. Casting took place just before lockdown, but if anyone would like to get involved please contact us.

10 Jul 2021

Jul

2021

10:00

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Mayflower Play: 1620 - A New World Odyssey

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston.

The first Thanksgiving, New England, 1621. Fifty men, women and children from the Mayflower voyage gather for a grand feast. But what are they celebrating? Survival after a gruelling ocean crossing and a merciless winter? The freedom to worship as they please after years of meeting in secret? Liberty to govern themselves, far from King and State? And what about the local people who join them at this iconic meal, the original Americans who had watched the Mayflower sail into Cape Cod Bay the previous year? 

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston. 

A community heritage project led by Harleston Players with financial support from Norfolk County Council, Harleston’s Future, and others.

Thursday 16 July – Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm, and Sunday 19 July at 3:00pm

Tickets: £9 adults, £8 over-65s and claimants, £4, 10 to 18 yrs (under 10s free) available in advance from Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, 5 The Thoroughfare, Harleston. Limited number on the door.

Subsidised transport from outlying villages and Harleston available for Sunday afternoon performance. Call 01379 855235 for details.


17 Jul 2021

Jul

2021

13:30

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17

Mayflower Play: 1620 - A New World Odyssey

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston.

The first Thanksgiving, New England, 1621. Fifty men, women and children from the Mayflower voyage gather for a grand feast. But what are they celebrating? Survival after a gruelling ocean crossing and a merciless winter? The freedom to worship as they please after years of meeting in secret? Liberty to govern themselves, far from King and State? And what about the local people who join them at this iconic meal, the original Americans who had watched the Mayflower sail into Cape Cod Bay the previous year? 

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston. 

A community heritage project led by Harleston Players with financial support from Norfolk County Council, Harleston’s Future, and others.

Thursday 16 July – Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm, and Sunday 19 July at 3:00pm

Tickets: £9 adults, £8 over-65s and claimants, £4, 10 to 18 yrs (under 10s free) available in advance from Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, 5 The Thoroughfare, Harleston. Limited number on the door.

Subsidised transport from outlying villages and Harleston available for Sunday afternoon performance. Call 01379 855235 for details.


17 Jul 2021

Jul

2021

18:00

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18

Mayflower Play: 1620 - A New World Odyssey

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston.

The first Thanksgiving, New England, 1621. Fifty men, women and children from the Mayflower voyage gather for a grand feast. But what are they celebrating? Survival after a gruelling ocean crossing and a merciless winter? The freedom to worship as they please after years of meeting in secret? Liberty to govern themselves, far from King and State? And what about the local people who join them at this iconic meal, the original Americans who had watched the Mayflower sail into Cape Cod Bay the previous year? 

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston. 

A community heritage project led by Harleston Players with financial support from Norfolk County Council, Harleston’s Future, and others.

Thursday 16 July – Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm, and Sunday 19 July at 3:00pm

Tickets: £9 adults, £8 over-65s and claimants, £4, 10 to 18 yrs (under 10s free) available in advance from Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, 5 The Thoroughfare, Harleston. Limited number on the door.

Subsidised transport from outlying villages and Harleston available for Sunday afternoon performance. Call 01379 855235 for details.


18 Jul 2021

Jul

2021

13:30

status

18

Mayflower Play: 1620 - A New World Odyssey

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston.

The first Thanksgiving, New England, 1621. Fifty men, women and children from the Mayflower voyage gather for a grand feast. But what are they celebrating? Survival after a gruelling ocean crossing and a merciless winter? The freedom to worship as they please after years of meeting in secret? Liberty to govern themselves, far from King and State? And what about the local people who join them at this iconic meal, the original Americans who had watched the Mayflower sail into Cape Cod Bay the previous year? 

Join us as we follow the motley assortment of passengers boarding the Mayflower four hundred years ago, among them two brothers - Edward and Samuel Fuller - from a certain market town in Norfolk, called Harleston. 

A community heritage project led by Harleston Players with financial support from Norfolk County Council, Harleston’s Future, and others.

Thursday 16 July – Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm, and Sunday 19 July at 3:00pm

Tickets: £9 adults, £8 over-65s and claimants, £4, 10 to 18 yrs (under 10s free) available in advance from Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, 5 The Thoroughfare, Harleston. Limited number on the door.

Subsidised transport from outlying villages and Harleston available for Sunday afternoon performance. Call 01379 855235 for details.


18 Jul 2021

Jul

2021

18:00

status