Wassail, Pirates of the Carabina and Lissy Jane in association with Yeovil College present

Let The Sun Shine

Let The Sun Shine forms part of Wassail’s Somerset Emergency Theatre programme.


The project's aims are:

  • To give audiences in Somerset and Dorset something to look forward to in 2021.  

  • To help people living close to Yeovil feel the sun shine on their faces.  

  • To make people smile.


Somerset Emergency Theatre: what’s that?

Somerset Emergency Theatre is a programme of activity managed by Wassail, designed to ensure artists and audiences remain culturally connected during the challenges created by coronavirus.


You can find out more information on the work we’ve supported so far, here.


So, what’s the concept?

Wassail wants to make an inventive show, that is a contemporary reimagining of the Yeovil folk story, Jack The Treacle Eater.

The show will be presented to the general public and suitable for ages 6+.

We don’t yet know whether the performance will take place in the real-world, online or both.  If it involves performing in the real-world, it’ll need to be Covid-secure, outside, and at Yeovil College.  We imagine making a final decision on this either way by Easter 2021.


We’d like you to propose how you will collaborate with us in making the show.  You will either take a creative, production or performance role.

Who is this for?

We’re looking for actors, aerialists, choreographers, composers, dancers, directors, musicians, production managers, singers, writers and other performing artists who share Wassail’s Manifesto and Core Values.  

This project is exclusively for Yeovil College’s Performing Arts department.

Production timeline

Performances will take place w/c 10 May 2021.  We’ll have intense rehearsals w/c 3 May.  We will have weekly production meetings from w/c 22 February which will help inform the rest of the process.



We’ve got a £500 budget for the show, plus unlimited use of Yeovil College’s existing Performing Arts resources.

What happens next

You have been paired with a professional mentor who will guide you through the process, from start to finish, and who will also contribute to the making and presentation of the show.

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