Characters Organised by Historical Period

All of our characters are fictitious (with the exception of  Lady Foxley, Anne Warwick, Matilda Bruce, Mary Davis), but based upon historical evidence and archaeology. If you have any requirements for a different character please contact us and we will try and help.

Prehistory

Dinosaurs

The Professor has been landed a dinosaur of a problem and needs help to  sort the time line display and learn about these ‘Big Lizards’

Stone Age

The Archaeologist or Historian leads your audience on an adventure to discover if there is more to these folk than just Stone.

Bronze Age

The Archaeologist or Historian leads your audience on an adventure to discover what happened when people discovered how to use and shape metal.

Iron Age

The Archaeologist or Historian leads your audience on an adventure to discover what happened when people discovered ‘black’ the hardest metal.

Ancient Egypt

Peter Webb is a Junior Archaeologist who normally researches British history, but has been asked by his museum to write a report about some exotic and exciting civilisations from ancient times.

Taia is the wife of a minor Judge living in the Middle Kingdom period. She tells the story of family life during Ancient Egyptian times.

Ancient Greece

Aléxandros is a wealthy Greek landowner living in the year 375BC. His main occupation is overseeing the building of city walls and tower defences in his home city of Karthea on the island of Keos in the Aegean Sea.

Daphne is travelling under the truce from Athens to the Olympics. Meet her on her journey and learn about her life.

Peter Webb is a Junior Archaeologist who normally researches British history, but has been asked by his museum to write a report about some exotic and exciting civilisations from ancient times.

Roman Britain

Alexander is a Roman Soldier as part of the Legionary Infantry currently posted to Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall, in Northern Britannia.

Cara is a Celtic lady from the north of England living around A.D. 100. She tells the story of the Celtic way of life and how it was influenced by the Roman occupation.

Flavia Severina is a Roman lady from Venta Belgarum (Winchester) who lived around A.D. 150. She tells the life of a high ranking lady living on a Villa. Alexander can also accompany Flavia.

Peter Webb is a Junior Archaeologist who normally researches British history, but has been asked by his museum to write a report about some exotic and exciting civilisations from ancient times.

Viking

Aldis is the daughter of a Viking trader who lived around A.D. 900. She tells the story of town life in Dane’s land, the Viking half of the country.

Mediaeval

The Lady of the Keep – learn about how castles became homes. Help the Lady sort through her bundles to recreate a Mediaeval home.

Edwin the beardless – fearful in appearance until he takes his helmet off. He has been employed to escort the Lady safely on her journey between homes.

Mayan

The Archaeologists have been hired to investigate the Mayans. Help them with their investigations.

Peter Webb is a Junior Archaeologist who normally researches British history, but has been asked by his museum to write a report about some exotic and exciting civilisations from ancient times.

Tudor

Isabella Beauford is a merchant’s daughter living the 1550s. She tells the story of town life in Tudor times.

Stuart

Jane the Baker (1660s) worked in a chocolate house before becoming homeless after the Fire of London.

Victorian

The Mansford cousins offer two different perspectives on Victorian life.

Cecilia Mansford (1870s) – friend of Florence Nightingale. She tells the tale of a comfortable Victorian home.

Victoria Mansford (1870s), cousin of Cecilia. Her fortune has changed and she is now working as a governess. She tells the story of Victorian nursery-based childhood and the occasional trip to the seaside.

Edwardian

Captain Arthur Rostron is the highly capable captain of the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia. It is April 1912, and he has just returned to New York Harbour having heroically used his ship to rescue survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster.

Mary Davis was a second class passenger on the RMS Titanic. A survivor of Lifeboat 13, she tells the story of that fateful night in 1912 that RMS Titanic was hit by an iceberg and what followed afterwards.

Thomas Hooton has worked for the Romsey Remount Service, in Hampshire since World War One began.

1950s

Betty is moving to a prefab in North Baddesley. She is excited to be leaving the house she and her family share with her parents-in-law and Mrs Eddings. Rationing still exists and the war, though over, still impacts everyday life.