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Birthday Day

"These three strong women each create a memorable character full of joy, hope, fear, love, disappointment, frustration and driving family loyalty.  Wassail is back with a bang (or at least a pavlova)."

The Fine Times Recorder

Birthday Day is a new outdoor show touring Somerset this summer.

Three performers and the audience seamlessly entwine to create an annual family party, spanning 70 years.

 

Uncle Brian, Cousin Georgina, Granny and Grandad: they’re all there to celebrate Jeanie and Lily, two sisters who share everything - including a birthday.

 

But one year, on one birthday, at one family party, things change forever.

 

You are invited to join the birthday celebrations on the farm, and watch their story unfold. 

Suitable for ages 8+.  We have not made the show with young children in mind but they are very welcome.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Audiences are limited to 60 per show and tickets must be booked in advance. Performances take place under a marquee outdoors and will require audience members to bring their own chair.

The show contains real food which is eaten by the cast during the action. The food is in close proximity to the audience. The food contains: strawberries, sugar and egg whites (whisked and baked into a meringue), and whipped cream.  Following the end of the performance, the audience is welcome to help themselves to the remaining food.   We cannot guarantee that these foods are free from food allergens. We advise those with food allergies or sensitivities to inform the stage manager or the cast before the performance begins. We will do everything that we reasonably can to ensure the audience does not come into contact with any food that they are allergic or sensitive to.

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photos by Len Copland

Sun 16 Jun | 6pm | The Community Farm, Chew Magna

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Sun 30 Jun | 6pm | Ashbrittle, Wellington

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Sat 6 Jul | 2pm | Coates English Willow, Stoke St Gregory

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Thu 18 Jul | 6pm food, 7pm show | ARK at Egwood, Merriott

Supper and the show £15 BOOK HERE

Sat 20 Jul | 12 & 2pm | Bower Hinton Farm, Martock

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Sun 21 Jul | 7pm | Town Gardens, Langport

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Sat 24 Aug | 2pm & 6pm | Bridge Farm, Bristol

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Sun 1 Sep | 11.30am & 2pm | Alfred Gillet Trust, Street

Pay what you choose: £8 | £10 | £12 BOOK HERE

Devised by the company

Melissa, Eleanor Westbrook

Jean, Rachel Cohen

Lily, Helena Payne

Producer, Katy Tilley

Company Manager, Rose Swift

Director, Nick White

Designer, Julie Read

Music Director/Composer, Eleanor Westbrook

Movement Director, Georgia Wall

Touring Stage Manager, David Reakes

Dramaturg, Jesse Briton

Marketing Manager, Corrinne Curtis

 

Minibus & Marquee courtesy of Pleasure Dome Theatre Company

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