The Knucker of Knodishall
Grab your flagons for here be dragons!
In association with Arts Council England, Orford Primary School, TMEF, and the New Orford Town Trust, Rust & Stardust Productions presents, The Knucker of Knodishall!
In the fairy-tale village of Knodishall, life is peaceful and calm – all thanks to the mayor and local hero Willjon Hayhoe (Martin Vaux).
After slaying a dragon, the famous ‘Knucker of Knodishall’, the townfolk have come to love Willjon almost as much as they love eating pies, maypole dancing, and competing in their Midsummer Fayre.
All is not as it seems though, for Willjon has secrets. Not least that his mum, Hettie (Katie Sommers), is secretly a witch who controls village events from the shadows!
Plus, rather than slaying the dragon, the pair have kept the knucker captured, locked in the village dungeon.
With the next Midsummer Fayre approaching, ne’er-do-well gadabouts Doll Birdwell (Eleanor Conlon), the famous thief, and her lute-strumming friend Titus Peacock (Ben Harber), come to town in search of treasure.
They think fleecing the people of Knodishall will be easy. But they didn’t bargain on pie-fights, sword-fights, a sheep Olympics, flocks of magic birds, or having a giant dragon to contend with…
A fast-paced farce from acclaimed theatre company Rust & Stardust Productions, featuring original songs, dances, swashbuckling fight choreography, costumes, and puppets, plus original music by Ben Harber, The Knucker of Knodishall will be at Orford Town Hall on 16 and 17 June.
Friday 16th June 1.30pm
Saturday 17th June 7.00pm
Performance time approximately 90 minutes
Orford Town Hall, Market Hill, Orford, Suffolk IP12 2NZ
Fri 16 June and Sat 17 June