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 The Queen's Arms, Corton Denham, 8pm

08 Feb The Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi, 8.30pm

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, 7pm

22 Feb The Plough Inn, Taunton, 7pm

23 Feb The Plough Inn, Taunton, 7pm

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, Uphill, 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, 7.30pm

08 Mar Calstock Village Hall, 7.30pm

09 Mar Noah's Ark, Plymouth, 7pm

11 Mar The Church House Inn, Harberton, 7.30pm

12 Mar The Kings Arms Inn, Stockland, 7.30pm

13 Mar Tradesmans Arms, Scorriton, 8pm

17 Mar The Anchor Inn, Exebridge, 7.30pm

18 Mar The Fox and Badger, Wellow, 7.30pm

19 Mar The Castle Inn, Axminster, 7.30pm

20 Mar The Tippling Philosopher, Milborne Port, 8.30pm

21 Mar Ashbrittle Village Hall, 7.30pm

25 Mar The Black Horse, Hurdcott, 7.30pm

26 Mar The George Inn, Croscombe, 8.30pm

27 Mar The Ciderworks, Haselbury Plucknett, 8pm

28 Mar The Choughs Hotel Chard, 7pm

29 Mar East To East, West Coker, 7pm

30 Mar The Dolphin Inn, Ilminster, 7pm

With extra special thanks to:

Andrew Knight and The Knights of King Ina, Tony Warren, Annabel Davis, Phil Preen, Mike Highfield, Plymouth Morris, Danny Pedler, Dave Byett, Grant Glanville, Clive Dumont, Martin Hughes and Dave Brassington.

Plus to John & Sharon at The Barton Inn, and all of the publicans who have taken a punt on a play in their pub.