On the 16th and 17th July 2021, Made By Katie Green will be performing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 at The Box in Plymouth (Tavistock Pl, Plymouth PL4 8AX). We will also premiere a community film we have been working on with local children and young people.
Live performances at 11am, 1 and 3pm
Please note that although the Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 performances will take place outside, we will have a limited 30 person capacity for each performance, to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Look out for people with Imagination Museum t-shirts when you arrive, who will help you find your way on board the ship.
Also note that due to a school booking, the 11am performance on the 16th July is now fully booked!
Film screenings throughout the day
You will need to make a reservation for timed entry to The Box on the 16th or 17th July if you wish to go inside the museum after the performance to see a screening of our Plymouth Imagination Museum film in the Simmons Learning Room.
Suitable for all ages. The performances will be repeated throughout the day and will last about 30 minutes.
About the piece:
In 1620, 102 men, women and children and about 30 crew were on a ship called the Mayflower when it undertook a historic journey from England to America lasting 66 days.
In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 dancers will use movement, text and music to look at what it was like to make that journey, thinking about the impact for those who travelled, and those who they met in America. Our performances at The Box in Plymouth in July 2021 will be the final events of our programme, which started in the 'Pilgrim Roots' areas of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire in 2018. We are very pleased that we will be joined by two local dance artists, Kaitlyn Howlett and Kane John Mills, for our performances at The Box.
“I thought it was fabulous, really moving”
“unique, engaging, thought-provoking”
“enjoyable, different, innovative” (Audience feedback from 2019)
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 in 1620, and began in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire in 2018, travelled to Hampshire early in 2020 and is now back to continue its journey from Hampshire, to Dorset and then on to Plymouth in July 2021.
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, Hampshire County and Bassetlaw District Councils, Pavilion Dance South West, the Surf the Wave programme, The Charter Trustees of East Retford and God's House Tower and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point and Plymouth Dance.
For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: http://www.mayflower400uk.org/
Directed by Katie Green
Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths, Lucy Starkey
Joined by local artists: Kaitlyn Howlett and Kane John Mills
Writing: Anna Selby
Composition: Max Perryment
Costume design: Anna Crilly and 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.