Show promoting Fenland ready to captivate London audience

Ours Was the Fen Country

Ours Was the Fen Country - Credit: Archant

A SHOW which celebrates Fenland will enjoy a three-day run at a prestigious London theatre next week.

Ours Was The Fen Country, which is devised by choreographer Dan Canham, will be preformed at The Shed, National Theatre, London, as part of the Limited Editions Festival from Monday to Wednesday.

Ours Was The Fen Country documents through recorded interviews and dance the dying way of rural life in Fenland.

Mr Canham has conducted interviews with eel-catchers, farmers, parish councillors, museum keepers, molly dancers and conservationists to help him create an authentic spectacle.

He said: “My ensemble and I fuse movement and sound with the words and memories of their native collaborators to get to the heart of this beautiful, bleak and mysterious expanse of flat land and dig up universal stories of rural communities fading from view.


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“Ours Was The Fen Country is an exhilarating and poetic look at the inevitability of change from the voices of those who still know the old words.”

The show enjoyed a successful run at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech, in June.

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