The Hatchling

This spectacular live performance in Plymouth will combine ancient myth with innovative puppetry.

This summer will see an extraordinary, larger-than-life visitor roam through Plymouth City Centre, exploring its new surroundings and the people it encounters, before the performance culminates in a memorable grand finale on Sunday, 23 August on Plymouth Hoe.

One of the highlight events of Mayflower 400, The Hatchling has been conceived by Angie Bual, artistic director of Trigger, the Bristol-based producers of extraordinary events.

It will be brought to life in collaboration with a team of leading creatives including Mervyn Millar, who led the puppetry direction for the internationally-acclaimed stage production War Horse, and Carl Robertshaw, a designer who has created sets for Bjork and the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies.

Local people will also play a key role in The Hatchling, from its creation to accompanying its journey through the streets of Plymouth.

The Hatchling has been made possible with support from Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council and Mayflower 400 and will be delivered in partnership with a range of other supporters and event partners.

  • Further details of The Hatchling are expected to be announced at the end of April. To sign up for further project announcements, visit
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