Thurrock 100 Tales Finale Performance!
This was the only chance to see the The Forger’s Tale, The Copper’s Tale and Cash’s Well performed all together by the Complete Commedia Company in the outdoor amphitheatre that is Coalhouse Fort!
The Forger’s Tale is a humorous, theatrical performance of a story inspired by two of Horndon on the Hill’s most notorious characters – William and Lillian Green who under the disguise of noisy parties, forged half crowns. Their final embrace with the law is recaptured with comedic license by The Complete Commedia Company.
The Copper’s Tale captures the lively stories of characters from Grays, Chafford and Lakeside. Ghosts, poachers, plane crashes and lost shoppers all come together in this anarchic performance!
Cash’s Well – Edwin Cash’s story comes from the hills of Langdon where a monument to his enterprise stands testimony to his success as a dodgy dealer. An irreverent retelling of a very contemporary tale!
- Performance starts: 4pm
- Performance ends: 5pm
- Duration: 1 hr
Free, but booking is necessary due the capacity of the Fort.
Coalhouse Fort has been part of the events in Thurrock for centuries. It has allowed friends to pass up the River Thames and jealously guarded our shores from foreign foes in times of war. It is only fitting that it should be chosen as the location for the finale of Thurrock 100 Tales.
Its central arena is ideal as an amphitheatre and provides the perfect setting for street performance. The stories of The Forger’s Tale, The Copper’s Tale and Cash’s Well will be retold by The Complete Commedia Company as our theatrical celebrations of Thurrock’s stories draws to a dramatic finale.
About Thurrock 100
In 2016, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, Kinetika collected stories and conversations about Thurrock and its history in the Thurrock 100 Stories book.
This year, Thurrock 100 is performing some of those stories on location using The Complete Commedia Company’s irreverent comic style.
The stories will be performed as part of a walking tour over three days in one weekend. The Thurrock characters and their stories have been linked by location and woven together to create a narrative which is led by one of the principal characters from the book.
With masks by Strangeface, costumes by students from SEC and original scripts and songs by The Complete Commedia Company, Thurrock 100 Tales is a celebration of Thurrock, its places and its people.
Thurrock 100 is a Kinetika project.