The Takeover

Picture the scene – Rutland has become the first county in England to be run by a private company, and now the race is on to attract as many tourists as possible. But a murmur of dissatisfaction is growing – will Britain’s smallest county stand up and fight?

This was our biggest challenge to date which began with fireworks going off in Oakham church, ROTA officials handing our car stickers and pens and BBC Radio Rutland joining in on the conspiracy. And from there on in it got bigger and bigger – pyrotechnics, tractor convoys, choirs, and an enormous pie all helped to entertain crowds of people around the historic town centre of Oakham before the climax at the castle – which we burnt down!

If you’re ever in Oakham ask people if they remember this show. It was insane.

Commissioned by Oakham Festival. Funded by a Regional Arts Lottery Programme grant, and supported by Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Council.

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