Registered charity 1171647

Wassail and

horses! horses!

a pub play by Rina Vergano
Directed by Emma Callander
Sound design by Greg Hall
Design by Julie Read

“The Pub is the Hub, ladies and gents, so it’s use it or lose it time”.

Johnny’s putting on a Big Fun fundraiser tonight at the Nags Head, though he’s not in the mood for fun.


Horses! Horses! is the darkly comical tale of a stolen horse, wild west-country soul and the mess we make of relationships. Landlord Johnny is desperately trying to save his pub, while his wife Susie is hiding out on Ted’s farm. A show performed in the midst of your local boozer with pub games, pints, crisps, heartbreak and laughter, country music, lots of karaoke and a few surprises.


Shortlisted for the Tobacco Factory Theatres’ Scriptspace Award, Horses! Horses! was first developed through Bristol Old Vic Ferment.


Wassail and Theatre Orchard first toured it in 2018 and are joining forces once more to tour it across Somerset and the south west in 2020.


"Bursting with delicious West County flavour" Weston Super Mum

"A raucous, tender, enthralling and very entertaining evening." South Bristol Voice

"Buy a pint and play along." Exeunt Theatre Magazine 

06 Feb The Barton Inn, 7.30pm

07 Feb

09 Feb The Dolphin Inn Ilminster, 7pm

10 Feb The Greenbank, Easton, 8pm


13 Feb The Redbrick Building Glastonbury, 8pm

14 Feb The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet, 7.30pm

15 Feb 23 Bath Street, Frome, 7.30pm

16 Feb The Tap Room, Southville Bristol, 8pm

20 Feb The Phelips Arms, Montacute, 7.30pm

21 Feb The Plough Inn, Taunton, 7.30pm

22 Feb The Plough Inn, Taunton, 7.30pm

23 Feb The Plough Inn, Taunton, 7.30pm

24 Feb Eli's, Huish Episcopi, 8.30pm


26 Feb The Barley Mow, St Jude's Bristol, 8pm

27 Feb The Black Horse, Clapton-in-Gordano, 8pm

28 Feb The Plough, Wrington, 8pm

01 Mar The Dolphin, Weston-super-Mare, 8pm

02 Mar The Old Inn, Congresbury, 8pm

03 Mar Princes Motto, Barrow Gurney, 8pm

04 Mar The Old Farmhouse, Nailsea, 8pm

05 Mar The Parish Pump, Worle, 8pm

07 Mar Blisland Village Hall

08 Mar Calstock Village Hall

09 Mar Calstock Village Hall


11 Mar The Church House Inn, Harberton

12 Mar The Kings Arms Inn, Stockland, 7.30pm

13 Mar Tradesmans Arms, Scorriton

17 Mar The Anchor Inn, Exebridge

18 Mar The Fox and Badger, Wellow

19 Mar The Castle Inn, Axminster, 7.30pm

20 Mar The Dolphin, Wellington, 8pm

21 Mar Ashbrittle Village Hall, 7.30pm

22 Mar

25 Mar The Black Horse, Hurdcott

26 Mar

27 Mar The Ciderworks, Haselbury Plucknett, 8pm

28 Mar The Choughs Hotel Chard

29 Mar East Is East West Coker, 7pm