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The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh

This magnificent, multi-layered fairy tale from Northumbria tells the gripping story of a princess turned into a dragon by her stepmother. Dozens of volunteers gave freely of their time and talents to create a compelling British fairytale.

One little lad loved being an imp so much that he cried when the time came to remove his costume. One of the mums told us her bath tub was GREEN that evening (and for three days afterwards!) The girls were transformed as they shed their jeans, donning corsets and gowns with squeals of delight....

Princess with magnifying glass Will and EJ Imp

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This film was supported by an Arts Grant from West Devon Borough Council.

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Premiere Feedback:

"Just to say how good it all was, and how much we were impressed by it. Gorgeous visuals - lovely music."

"a wonderful tale, beautifully told, amazing music."

"It was really wonderful!!! Seeing everyone so happy and joyous and sharing our favourite film so far. Doesn't get much better than that."

"amazing amount of time, love and heart goes into every film."


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