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On Sunday November 10th in the beautiful and historic setting of The Church of

St Peter and St Paul in Preston Deanery, Fabula Youth Theatre (featuring Tim

Cole) performed an adaptation of The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico.

This haunting story of one man’s bravery in the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940

provided a poignant and contemplative forty minutes of theatre where we hope our

terrific audiences were able to stop and remember. The church itself was the perfect

backdrop. Looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust, the Church of St Peter

and St Paul has stood for 800 years in Preston Deanery. And while it provided some

challenges in terms of heating and lighting, its unique atmosphere was an essential

element in our piece of theatre.

However, as well as the theme of war and sacrifice The Snow Goose embraces

hugely important themes of nature and conservation too. With modern society

grappling with the issues of climate change and threats to biodiversity, the inspiration provided by The Snow Goose’s central character, Rhayader, who cares for injured wildlife provided food for thought.

We would like to thank all our young performers, the Senior Youth Theatre Group at

Fabula Arts, our young lighting designer, Sam Blaxley, who delivered an amazing

lighting set, Rachel Smith who organised costumes and front of house and especially

our brilliant Youth Theatre leader and actor, Tim Cole, who gave life to the character

of Rhayader. We also thank our wonderful audiences, many of whom came from the

local area. We loved performing in the church and we shall be back!

Our next piece of theatre, however, is a Fabula Youth Theatre performance of A

Series of Public Apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school

lavatories) by John Donnelly which we perform in mid-March as part of The National

Theatre Connections Festival 2020. More details to come …

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