The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

25 May 2019

We will be bringing dance/history performance 'The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400' to Gainsborough Old Hall on Saturday 25th May 2019 - do something different over the Bank Holiday!

Performances at 11.30am and 2pm

Standard entry charge applies 11am-5pm (£9.50 adults/£8.30 conc/£5.20 children (5-17)), no additional event charge for the performances/workshops during that time (but donations welcome); no booking required

PLUS: Join us for a free tea/coffee and activities for children and their grown-ups after our performances; a chance to find out more about the Mayflower story.

About the piece:

In 'The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400', 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced history tour, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. 

Playful, imaginative and moving, 'The Imagination Museum' is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.

"Awesome, grinned from ear to ear all the way through" (Audience member)

Suitable for all ages

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project brings to life museum collections, heritage sites, historical stories and themes through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It draws on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America, and will begin in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire, travel via Hampshire and culminate in Plymouth. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in September 1620, and the 400th anniversary will be commemorated nationwide in 2020.


The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green , supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture.

For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: http://www.mayflower400uk.org/about/

Performance credits

Directed by Katie Green

Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey

Writing: Anna Selby

Composition: Max Perryment

Costume design: Berit Laageide

Dramaturg: Tom Cornford