The Great Wizards’ Gathering – The Troll King!


Tatton Park 2023


The Brief

We were delighted to be asked back for a fourth year of animating the medieval Old Hall at Tatton Park with a Great Wizards’ Gathering for Halloween 2023. As always, our brief was to create a premium family friendly Halloween experience with plenty of hands-on activities suitable for all the family to enjoy together! How could we continue to keep the event fresh for existing audiences whilst keeping those elements of the events which would be appealing to new audiences?


What We Did

We commissioned Barry Shannon to write a new narrative featuring a brand new character – the Troll King – as well as an emissary of elves. The experience needed to make the most of the atmospheric medieval Old Hall as well as it’s surrounding grounds. The resulting ninety minute experience featured a play, broomstick training workshop, apple bobbing, and a finale in which the wizards averted a very Royal disaster!


The Result

Audience feedback was terrific and we successfully delivered four days of the Wizards Gathering across October 2023.


The audience and cast of the Great Wizards Gathering 2022

“Thanks so much for a fabulous event My kids are still doing the troll salute nearly a week later My boys are 5 and 7 and really enjoyed this. Highly recommend!”

Audience member

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