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Wild Boy

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Wild Boy is the incredible, true, moving story of a feral child, found in the woods of Hanover, Germany in 1726.

Unable to speak, or stand up straight, the Wild Boy was named Peter and taken to the court of King George I, where he lived as a pet. The King quickly became bored of the child and soon Peter’s story was lost to legend, until a fire broke out in Norwich prison. During the evacuation one of the inmates was recognised as the Wild Boy.

This production tells Peter’s story with luscious live music, movement, puppetry and magic, and questions what it means to be human. Suitable for adventurous audiences aged 8 and above. Lamphouse Theatre is a Peterborough based theatre company committed to telling epic stories in intimate settings. They perform with a playful mischief with live music, comedy and spontaneity. Tickets from Bridge Hardware in Crowland, the Abbey itself and on-line from the link given (admin fee applies). Tickets cost £5 each.

This event is hosted by Crowland Abbey

A giant splinter of masonry clings to the side of the church here. Apart from the north aisle, which has been the parish church since the 15th century, it is all that remains of the great abbey church and its buildings that once stood on this site.

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