Swansong of the Windsmith

Aveldra and Merlin get up to mischief outside Bath Abbey

Aveldra and Merlin get up to mischief outside Bath Abbey

Last weekend saw the farewell performance of our Song of the Windsmith tour which started last Autumn in a castle in Scotland (The Castle of the Muses, Argyle and Bute). We were scheduled to perform on the final day of the Bath Fringe, in the amazing setting of the Masonic Hall (the Old Theatre Royal, built in 1750). Here, on a stage graced by the talent of Sarah Siddons – famous Regency actress – and frequented by the great and the good of Society (Royalty, literati, aristos, politicians and sundry bigwigs) we were joined by the talents of Miriam of Munich, dancer extra-ordinaire, and Sean McBride of SanFran on flute and sax. We made the most of the main temple space – projecting images onto the walls, and performing in proscenium fashion, amid the front rows. To drum up business we went around town on Saturday and some of Sunday, handing out flyers and giving folk a flavour of the show with our windsmithery. This was quite fun, if eventually tiring in the glorious sun. A pint at the Coer de Lion, Bath’s smallest pub, with my old friend Marko was most welcome after a day of barding about. There were two performances – matinee and evening – and both were filmed for posterity. We hope to release a CD or DVD eventually. The second performance really clicked – the magic happened, I felt – so it was a great note to go out on. Windsmiths, I salute you!

This way to the future! The Steampunk Theatre Company out and about in Bath

This way to the future!
The Steampunk Theatre Company out and about in Bath

The venue - Bath Masonic Hall

The venue – Bath Masonic Hall

Watch out - Aveldra's about!

Watch out – Aveldra’s about!

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