Manasamitra’s Artistic Director Supriya Nagarajan and Associate Artist Duncan Chapman will be taking part in Proper Job Theatre Company’s new large-scale, immersive Yorkshire adaptation of Beowulf this November.

Created especially for Kirklees Year of Music, this adaptation of Beowulf features an original score celebrating the creativity of the local musicians of Kirklees. It will be a visually inventive mix of masks, shadow puppetry and projections with a gnarled and twiggy Grendel, made by puppeteer Liz Walker, looking like a creature grown from the soil.

Brandishing torches, the performers process to St Peter’s parish church, founded in the 11th century and doubling as Heorot, the great mead hall of King Hrothgar (a sonorous Neil Balfour) who leads the

​The oldest known English poem has been adapted by five Yorkshire-based poets Ian McMillan, Michelle Scally-Clarke, Joel Simmy, Chris O’Connor and Franc Chamberlain, working with composer Leighton Jones (Beware of Trains) and Supriya Nagarajan (Manasamitra), on an original score telling the story of a female Beowulf with a visually arresting, musical celebration.

Choirs will sing an original composition, transporting the audience to Heorot, the Great Mead Hall of King Hrothgar.

Suitable for all the family. 

Dates: Wednesday 8 November to Friday 10 November / 7:30pm
Dates: Saturday 11 November / 5:30pm and 8pm
Venue: Start point – the Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield HD1 1ND
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