DARK TALE ON OFFER FOR CHURCH AUDIENCES.
St Mary's church, at Oakwellgate near the Tyne Bridge in Gateshead, is putting on a performance of dark fairytale, the Hall of the Mountain King.
The cast has used smells such as cloves and pine, costumes of trolls and gnomes, and specially-arranged harp music transposed by Heaton harpist Janet Bennett from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite.
Theatre designer Verity Quinn said: "I didn't want it to be something traditionally Christmassy. I wanted something more gothic: it's otherworldly.
And what's lovely about the building is that there are a lot of nooks and crannies."
Performances are 11am and 1.30pm until Christmas Eve. To buy tickets (pounds 6, or pounds 3 children) call 0191 433 6965.
OTHERWORLDLY David Napthine as Peer Gynt in Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King at St Mary's church in Gateshead
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Dec 20, 2011|
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