A lost village, star-crossed lovers, mysterious wolves and the extraordinary story of a community trying to save what is most precious to them before it is lost forever.
Five hundred years ago, founding fathers built a log church in a small village deep in the heart of Transylvania where, centuries later, the villagers still worship. When Eveline, the lop-faced daughter of a leading family, elopes with Vadim, the crippled son of a Roma dancing clan, the little village is sent into a frenzy. Only the priest, Father Nandru, is aware that just around the corner a far more dangerous threat is lurking, and that this community must put their differences aside if anything is to survive into the future.
For dreamers, dancers and adventurers aged 8 - 108.
The Story & Wilton's Music Hall
This production is based on a true story from Romania where the Ceaușescu regime laid plans for the destruction of thousands of villages to maximize land for agricultural production. Wilton’s Music Hall has lived with the threat of closure and collapse for many years and this show resonates deeply with its own story. This will be the last full production that Wilton's will present for over a year as building work (and a smaller artistic programme) will be taking place from May, allowing us to fully repair this historic site. We invite you to join us for a great story of love, hope and survival.
Creative Team & Cast
Writer / Director Julian Garner
Designer Hanne Horte
Lighting Designer Filippo de Capitani
Sound Designer Michele Panegrossi
Puppet Making Pickled Image, Hanne Horte, Steve Wilson & Jake the Maker
Samantha Arends Ensemble
Stewart Fraser Vadim
Lori Hopkins Eveline
Kevin James Ensemble
Melissa Stanton Maria
Jonathan Stone Father Nandru
Francis Wright Mihail
With traditional folk and Gypsy music from Transylvania by Csergő Band