Theatre Ernest Dalzell Project

Come and join us at the Brewery Arts Studio | 7pm | FREE

We are working on a research and development project about the famous fell runner Ernest Dalzell who set a record in 1910 by running down Burnsall Fell in 2 minutes 42 seconds  – achieving a downhill speed of 21 miles an hour, in his working boots.

It was a fearless run that wasn’t beaten for 67 years. He was compared with a deer, “carefree, swift as the footless wind.”  He was killed at the age of thirty- two in the battle of Monchy in 1917 as he went over the top to capture a German position.

Together with three actors and assisted by juniors from Helm Hill Runners we have been experimenting with ideas to see how we can recreate a fell run on stage.

This is a work in progress and we are showing it at the end of a week of research and development.

We need your help to take it to the next stage of development and we would love you to come and tell us what you think, and give us your feedback. It will help us to develop the next stage of the project to create a larger piece of theatre that can be performed in Cumbria.

Georgia Frost – Actor
Caroline Hunt – Director
Vic Llewellyn – Actor
Adam Peck – Writer
Jon Randall – Film
David Ridley – Musician
Tilly Steele – Actor
Lucy Waterhouse – Choreographer
Caroline Williams – Dramaturge



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122a Highgate


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