Crowdfunding – Sanger’s Return to Margate


A travelling Horsedrawn Victorian Theatre, led by David Sanger . We will, this summer be making a pilgrimage of sorts from Stonehenge , where we exclusively have our Stage show in the monument field for the Solstice Celebration on the 20th June to Dreamland in Margate, where we will set up Show and lead Margate carnival on the 6th of August.

Giving us just 6 weeks to walk over 150 miles !?!? Margate was one of the very first ‘seaside towns’ and their carnival is the biggest in the south-east.

David’s ancestor, the colourful yet largely forgotten, Great Lord George Sanger made Margate his home and ran his famous Hall by the Sea there in the 1870’s. He recently featured in the ‘There Will Be Fun’ exhibition at the British Library, as one of the great Victorian entertainers

Hall by the Sea is now Dreamland, David Sanger cut the ribbon when it was reopened in 2015

A little bit of history repeating

This year Dreamland are celebrating 150 years of use as a leisure venue, to celebrate this, Margate and Lord George we will be a reimagining and rekindling two vital part of our history and heritage ~pilgrimage and the travelling show. This will be a very real and grass roots adventure reconnecting and educating diverse audiences, with this fantastical story, engaging communities upon the village green. We intend to recreate the thrill of the circus coming to town….

We will be walking some of The Pilgrims Way, along side traditional wagons and horses, dressed in full Victorian costume!!. There will be pop us shows along the way .. Pyratrix Circus will be presenting a performance based on Lord George Sanger’s book 70 years a showman, accompanied by a dazzling array of marvellous musicians …this will be a very gentle acoustic adventure. Everyday will be a parade !!! And very much a part of the show !! Do look out for us !!

We are looking for support to bring Lord George Sanger’s story back to life in the spectacular style we feel it deserves ..the more funds we raise the more fantastic the parade! Help us bring the magic back to Margate / We are booked and confirmed at these Free community events en route, Come join us

Wiltshire / 20th June
Hampshire / 25th June
Kent / 22nd July
Stelling Minnis, Kent / 29th July
Margate / 6th August

If you want to help please go to out our dedicated Crowdfunding page >>