The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Thursday, 29 September 1988

Spooky Atmosphere For Tragedy


‘Faith (Extended Mix)’ – Wee Papa Girl Rappers


 

Today featured: a van, Norwich, the BTEC gang, the Norfolk Arts Forum and Press Coverage.

 

Later:

 

‘Car Trouble’ – Adam And The Ants


 

Today, the BTEC mob all went to Norwich in the back of Pete Brownfield’s haulage truck/van thing, which was rather a scream, I can tell ye.  In Norwich, we attended the Norfolk Arts Forum, which was rather interesting.  Money is indeed a problem in the Arts, and something has to be done about that!

 

The EDP published the ‘murder’ photos and an article on Macbeth – all within 24 hrs!  Splendid!

 

Eastern Daily Press, Thursday, September 29, 1988

 

A SPOOKY ATMOSPHERE FOR TRAGEDY

 

Picture: Macbeth (Benny Fletcher) murders Duncan (Ritcherd Winterfood) with the help of Lady Macbeth (Donna Davidson) while the ghost fiddler plays by the Red Mount Chapel.  Picture by Brian Waite.

 

Ghostly spot for play

DRAMA students are performing the most superstitious play on the ghostliest night of the year at the home of a King’s Lynn spook.

The cast of Macbeth, often referred to as “the Scottish play” since it is unlucky to mention the name, are all studying drama at Norfolk College of Arts and Technology in Lynn.

Their first performance is on Hallowe’en night using the Red Mount Chapel in The walks as back-drop, a building reputed to have a ghost of its own – a mysterious fiddler.

Jodie Ratcliffe, who plays the porter in the production, said: “The students are all really excited by the idea.  Macbeth is really horror and we are using for the main performance the fact that this place is supposedly haunted.”

Apart from the possible hitches of ghosts in the scenery the group has the more mundane problem of creating a set for the Chapel.  It is building a stage to one side with the audience in the gardens below.

“One of the difficulties we have is creating a set for outside and then having to move it indoors,” said Jo.  Following the Red Mount performance it will be doing four more at the college theatre.

 

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