Corrinne Curtis, with the Princess Theatre & Arts Centre and Seed Sedgemoor presents: The Nornen Project

Corrinne Curtis, with the Princess Theatre & Arts Centre and Seed Sedgemoor presents: The Nornen Project

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A brand-new show, made for Burnham – come and be part of the story

Have you seen the Nornen? The shipwreck at Berrow? Have you heard the stories?

Led by Producer and Burnham girl Corrinne Curtis, The Nornen Project is bringing the story to life with a series of events and the creation of a brand-new theatrical production, all to celebrate the 125th anniversary of this mysterious local landmark in 2022. Come and find out about the successful rescue of the crew (and their dog!) by our very own community and have your say in how our story is told.

The project will see community members taking part in talks, workshops, and Research & Development sessions alongside the professional company. Community members will be able to contribute ideas for the show, which will be devised from scratch with a professional team, ready for full production in our very own town.

Producer Corrinne Curtis says “Come armed with your own stories from the past, a listening ear and an open imagination.”

With funding from Seed Sedgemoor, these opportunities are currently open to those who live, work or study in Highbridge. Here’s how you can get involved.

On Wednesday 27th October 10am til 1pm and Thursday 4th November 6pm til 9pm, John Strickland (from history group Capture Burnham) will deliver talks about the Nornen and the history of our towns (Burnham, Highbridge & Berrow). Join John at the Morland Community Hub for the talks and an open discussion with the practitioners and fellow participants. Participants can share their own local knowledge and stories and discuss how local history and culture can be reflected in the show.

On Tuesday 23rd November 6pm til 9pm and Friday 10th December 10am til 1pm, join us for a workshop on Making Theatre at Berrow Village Hall. This workshop is open to everyone. Not an actor? Absolutely fine. We will give you an insight into the skills and techniques involved in making the bare bones of a play without the pressure of performing.

Delivered by an experienced theatre professional, participants will learn the skills and processes involved in devising: creating a play from scratch, rather than working from a script. Participants will have the chance to practically apply these skills, as well as any local knowledge that they have, to create theatrical material related to the story of the Nornen.

On Wednesday 19th January 2022 10am til 1pm and Thursday 27th January 2022 2pm til 5pm, come Behind the Scenes with the Professionals at Princess Theatre & Arts Centre. Want to know what it’s like to work on a professional theatre production? Fancy seeing what happens behind the scenes? Come and join the professional cast and creative team as they research and develop the story of the Nornen into a brand-new play. This is a chance to not just see a professional show in the making, but to be a part of shaping the show with your own ideas and local knowledge.

Who knows what we’ll create together…

All activities are FREE but ticketed. Book with the Princess Theatre & Arts Centre on 01278 784464 or at

Each activity is BSL Interpreted, includes free food (book in advance to guarantee your choice), and free accessible transport for those who need it. When booking, please let the Box Office know about any access or dietary requirements.

Got any questions? Want to know more? Get in touch:


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