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It may be bonkers but Boxford Masques are back




Do you remember the mosaic? The one that lay hidden for 17 centuries in a field near Boxford? Well, soon after the mosaic was hidden away again, Boxford Masques resolved to celebrate the discovery with a brand new play by modern Masques author Geraldine McCaughrean. Enter Covid.

That seems a long time ago, but never fear. After a mere three years, Bellerophon is finally on his way. Rehearsing in the bracing open air and braving all the West Berkshire gods can throw at it - The Boxford Masques are back.

Awaiting you just beyond the summer term, is a play with Telamons, (classical robots ) Lares, (Greek household gods) a monster or two and a magical sprinkling of myth and romance. And a huge tent to keep the rain off. Educational? Not a lot. Musical? Definitely. Bonkers? Probably. Entertaining? That’s for you to say as you emerge into the moonlight on a July night: a theatre-goer once again.

Ella Hickman leads the exuberant choreography on Boxford rec
Ella Hickman leads the exuberant choreography on Boxford rec

Bellerophon runs from July 28 - August 1, at 7.30 pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday July 31 free to special needs and care workers - all shows in that waterproof tent on Boxford recreation ground. For more details of the show itself and the Masques in general go to www.boxfordmasques.org.uk

Tickets will are available at The Watermill Theatre, 01635 46044 or on the Watermill website at watermill.org.uk

If you would like to be entertained by true community theatre this late July they are raring to oblige in Boxford!

Bellerophon (49030757)
Bellerophon (49030757)
The Station’s Dylan and Louie Morris are both involved in the production – as dashing young heroes of course – and will also be playing in the band Sarah Godwin Borthwick (centre) reaches for the God
The Station’s Dylan and Louie Morris are both involved in the production – as dashing young heroes of course – and will also be playing in the band Sarah Godwin Borthwick (centre) reaches for the God

Pictures by Kit Morris

Nicky Pitts gets some Furie practice, flanked by Marley John Rose as Perseus and Mia Pitts as Athena
Nicky Pitts gets some Furie practice, flanked by Marley John Rose as Perseus and Mia Pitts as Athena
Lizzie Lewis (as Delphi) casts her spell on Bellerophon (Dylan Morris)
Lizzie Lewis (as Delphi) casts her spell on Bellerophon (Dylan Morris)


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