A Serpent’s Tale

A Serpent’s Tale is an original play revealing secrets about the Water Gardens and Hemel Hempstead, specially commissioned by Dacorum Borough Council from The Heroine Project Presents. Performances taking place at 10am, 12pm (BSL-interpreted) and 2.30pm will start in the Marlowes shopping area and continue in the Water Gardens.

‘This September, take to the streets to hear the unexpected tales of the much-loved Water Gardens, Hemel’s modernist architectural gem recently restored for all to enjoy. Journeying through the ‘new town’ vision of post-war Britain and its transformation of the landscape right here in Hemel, this tale digs deep under the flower beds to uncover the history planted beneath our feet.

Join storyteller Eleanor Buchan as she channels the spirit of the wild and wonky May Queen on an interactive journey that traverses garden and pavement, leading you into the myth and marvel that is right under our nose. Expect music, magic – and perhaps a little mayhem.’

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