Join the Abbey Medieval Festival House Troupe

Are you looking for a unique way to get involved with the Abbey Medieval Festival? The House Troupe may be for you.

Abbey House Troupe's Plague Doctor

The House Troupe’s plague doctor meets a bird of prey

The Abbey Medieval Festival House Troupe is a group of volunteer performers who act in short works that represent theatre of the Middle Ages, and as wandering characters. 2017 marks the fifth year for the troupe and we are always looking to cast new volunteers.

Members of the House Troupe have the unique chance to work together to create and perform short pieces at the Festival events including:

  • Cycle plays
  • Morality plays
  • Highlights of William Shakespeare
  • Commedia dell’arte
  • Children’s entertainment

Our volunteers also perform as wandering characters including the black plague doctor, plague victims and lepers. You may have seen our resident Plague Doctor at work over the years.

The Abbey Medieval House Troupe Coordinator is on hand for support, workshops and rehearsals leading up to the Festival.

So, whether you are an experienced performer, drama student, a medieval enthusiast with a flair for the dramatics, or someone who has never performed before, we would love to hear from you!

For information regarding our House Troupe, please refer to the House Troupe Information Guide .

Please feel free to register your interest by filling out our House Troupe Application Form or contact the House Troupe Coordinator with any queries.