Performances in St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August at 5.30pm
– Village procession and vignettes 1pm-2pm –
The event is FREE to attend – Donations to Bamburgh Bones are most welcome
The early 7th century in Britain was a time of turmoil, a time of warfare and shifting allegiances when pagan fought Christian, when Saxon battled Briton. It was a time of conflict, a time of the sword. But it was also a time of visions and wonders, when holy men and heroes bestrode the land. It was a time when history became legend, and legend became myth.
And in this time arose a great king, one who had fled his Northumbrian home as a child and he returned as a man, bearing the blade and the cross, to fight for the peoples and the soul of the kingdom that called for his homecoming. He was Oswald, the Whiteblade.
Hazelsong Theatre bring these events to life, with an original and powerful interpretation of King Oswald of Northumbria’s story which combines drama, song, drumming, mask and puppetry.
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