The Visit, a play written specially for Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS) to perform, bringing to life some of the characters that lived in The Master’s House over 500 years ago, has been a sellout success.
The Master himself can be seen walking the halls of the building, with his cook George Hodnett, Sister Sybil, Ann Henbage and many others.
Senior and junior members of LADS have been working with Director Sara-Jane Arbury, for weeks, rehearsing and getting to know the building as the production is a promenade piece where the audience move around the building.
The costumes have been made by local seamstress, Liz Burton and are as authentic as possible and so beautifully made that the cast feel immediately in character as soon as they put them on!
Rachel Lambert, Heritage & volunteering coordinator at The Master’s House said
“We’re delighted to have LADS performing The Visit here in the Master’s House,”
“It’s a beautiful building and hugely flexible for events like this, it’s like the show has brought the building to life!”
The basis for the performance is that the Master’s House is expecting a very important visitor and the household must do all it can to prepare for such a grand occasion.
The pheasants are plump and plucked, the mead is yeasty and warm, and the gingerbread is perfectly peppered. In fact everything is as it should be. But when a young boy is banished from the house it leads to disastrous and hilarious consequences, as the Master and his staff desperately try to deal with the impending visit of their distinguished guest.
The production also involves a couple of ponies, missing ancient artefacts and hot soup for the audience, so if you’re lucky enough to have tickets for this sell out show, you’re in for a treat!
A full list of all events at the Masters House can be found here www.herefordshire.gov.uk/mastershouse
The Dean of Hereford