As night fell on 14th October 1066, thousands of men lay dead in a field. Some were English, some Norman, some Breton, or Belgian or Scot. None would ever again see their families, their land, or their dinner…
A performance event which remembered those who fell in the Battle of Hastings, and explored the impact of the Norman Conquest on British politics and our modern lives.
“Bloody fantastic night, an evening which stays with you for days” – Audience member
Concept by Ben Pacey and Jane Packman
Performance text and lyrics by Ben Pacey
Directed by Jane Packman
Design by Claire Browne
Original composition by Lewis Gibson
Performed by Brian Logan, Francesca Millican-Slater, Chris Preece
Feast of the Dead was structured around a three course meal, inspired by eleventh century cooking, which was created and served by Blanch and Shock.
Produced by Dens & Signals
Photographed at Stade Hall Hastings, by Indiana Hamilton-Brown. Additional photos by Ben Pacey and Claire Browne.