the twilight hour

‘4,000 people were dazzled by this spellbinding outdoor performance.’ Grimsby Telegraph

On the Meridian Line, when the stars take the skies, say the magic words and the spirits comes alive…

This immersive large-scale spectacle told stories of Cleethorpes’ heritage and folklore –from the birth of Meg’s Island to the growth of the town as a sea-side resort. It encompassed landmarks and landscapes including the Pier, the Prom, the Faerie Ring of Weelsby Woods and Ross Castle.

The Twilight Hour was specially commissioned for Festival of the Sky 2021 and sold-out 4,000 tickets per night. The show script was developed through conversations with local heritage and community groups, and explored wide-ranging aspects of Cleethorpes past and present, including its fishing and boating heritage, the relationship of residents to the Humber, the sea and the Meridian Line. Twenty local participants performed alongside Periplum’s cast.

Commissioned by North-East Lincolnshire Council for Festival of the Sky, produced by From the Fields. Funded by Arts Council England and North-East Lincolnshire Council. The show was adapted from The Witching Hour, originally commissioned Absolutely Cultured & Wirral Borough of Culture 2019 and funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Hull City Council, Wirral Borough Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.