Staffordshire Hoard Festival actor Adam Morris finds himself getting a little more of a blast from the past than he bargained for when taking a wig test for a new play.
Those of you with a keen eye for quality, anarchic cult children’s TV will recognise more than a passing resemblance to the bumbling Robin Hood – from CBBC’s Made Marian and her Merry Men.
That’s because the ‘Prince of Theives’ from that very TV show was played by the very same actor Adam Morris, who is about to perform in several of the 22 new plays specially commissioned for the epic Staffordshire Hoard Theatre Festival taking place at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme this Summer.
About the New Vic Theatre Hoard Festival
This summer 2015 the New Vic’s Hoard Festival will be a large-scale event lasting five weeks, which will tell many stories about the Staffordshire Hoard.
And if you are not sure – the Staffordshire Hoard – is the largest ever find of buried anglo saxon gold treasure.
The extraordinary find was unearthed in a 2009 in very ordinary Staffordshire field by an amateur metal detectorist, and it dates from a time when the Midlands was the most powerful part of England.
The festival will feature 22 stories of how the Hoard might have ended up in that field; of whose lives it touched; of the objects it comprises; of the world it comes from, and what that says about the world we now inhabit. Some of the pieces will be works of imagination; some of history and fact; some will be provocations.
The Festival is supported by an Exceptional Award from the Arts Council of England and developed in partnership with the National Theatre Studio.
Wigs on the other hand are the entire doing of the wardrobe department of The New Vic Theatre. Nuff said
See more about the festival and book tickets at www.newvichoardfestival.org.uk
Check out more of the past of Adam Morris at www.adammorris.net