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25th May 2019

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

Gainsborough Old Hall

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Performances at Gainsborough Old Hall

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We will be bringing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 to Gainsborough Old Hall on Saturday 25th May 2019.

At Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB  

Full access information for the venue is online here:  https://www.gainsborougholdhall.com/assets/downloads/AccessStatementForGainsboroughOldHall.pdf

Performances at 11.30am and 2pm  

Standard entry charge applies 11am-5pm (£9.50 adults/£8.30 conc/£5.20 children (5-17)), no additional event charge for the performances/workshops during that time (but donations welcome); no booking required  

PLUS: Join us for a free tea/coffee and activities for children and their grown-ups after our performances; a chance to find out more about the Mayflower story.  

About the piece:

In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced history tour, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. 

Playful, imaginative and moving, The Imagination Museum is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.  

"Awesome, grinned from ear to ear all the way through" (Audience member)  

Suitable for all ages 

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project brings to life museum collections, heritage sites, historical stories and themes through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It draws on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America, and will begin in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire, travel via Hampshire and culminate in Plymouth. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in September 1620, and the 400th anniversary will be commemorated nationwide in 2020.  

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green, supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture. 

For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: https://www.mayflower400uk.org/about/

Performance credits

Directed by Katie Green

Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey

Writing: Anna Selby

Composition: Max Perryment

Costume design: Berit Laageide

Dramaturg: Tom Cornford

With special thanks to those who have supported The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project through our Crowdfunding campaign: Kate McStraw, Sarah Blanc, Mike Gould, Ceri Brierley, Claire Morton, Joe Bates, Owen Benson, Ness Starkey, Nic Johns, Elsa Urmston, Elaine Knight, Fiona Griffiths, Heather Sabel, Sally Lewis, Samantha McDonald-Elliott, KJ Lawson-Mortimer, Emma McFarland, Gemma Ward, Amy O'Sullivan, Hannah Shimko, Emma Bouch, Bronwen Russell, Kane John Mills, Dani B Larsen, Jill Brown, Danielle Teale, Neil and Ann Bates, Simon Douglas, Lisa Bee, Liam Riddick, James Cousins and to our contributors who chose to remain anonymous.  

Gainsborough Old Hall


Parnell St


DN21 2NB


Standard entry charge applies 11am-5pm (£9.50 adults/£8.30 conc/£5.20 children (5-17)), no additional event charge for the performances/workshops

No tickets needed:

Just turn up on the day


25th May 2019

11.30am, 2pm

Many thanks to our Supporters