The Flying Monk
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  • A play based upon the legend of the Benedictine monk, Eilmer of Malmesbury, whose claim to fame was an attempt to fly with hand-made wings.

    "As Malmesbury Abbey prepares anxiously for a royal visit, Brother Eilmer keeps nipping up the bell-tower with a book about Daedalus and some food for the jackdaws. Meanwhile, bored with plundering the same old towns along the Bristol Channel, the Vikings have decided to take a trip further inland. As the villagers meet the pillagers, the followers of Odin find the church-bell appealing, and Ethelred tries not to swap his kingdom for a Norse. But where on earth is Eilmer?"

The Flying Monk
The Flying Monk

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