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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Dorchester Youth Theater's "Dark Dorset" Spellbinding!

The Dorchester Youth Theater production of Dark Dorset (shown on 16th & 17th January), based upon the Dark Dorset books by Robert Newland and Mark North was an enormous success (see previous blog Spooky tales of Dorset). Bianca Judd who directed the play, did a first class job of creating a highly imaginative performance for both juniors and seniors capturing the very essence of the county's darker side of folklore.

To a packed out theater, the juniors gave an enchanting performance full of magical fairies, mischievous goblins, and alluring mermaids. While the seniors captivated the audience with among other things, will o' wisps, a creepy phantom army, a spellbinding witch trial, seductive murderous nymphs, and the frightful spectral Roy Dog of Portland!

Each bewitching act gave a haunting atmospheric sense of place, full of dark enchantment. A great performance enjoyed by all.

Well done DYT!

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