What happens when a community is in crisis?
It had been an ordinary January day.
That is until an extraordinary thing happened: the water came and it didn’t go away. The community had been told to evacuate their homes and meet at the highest, safest point: the village hall.
RECLAIMED places the audience in the heart of a fictional village under siege.
Wassail worked closely with the people, communities and organisations impacted by the 2013/14 floods of the Somerset Levels to create RECLAIMED over a two-year period of devising and development.
Devised by the company, from true events, inspired by an idea by Emma Vickery
Directed by Jesse Briton
Devised & performed by Jac Husebo, Josh Marriott,
Alys Metcalf, Riz Meedin, Lizzie Stables & Nick White
Images by Paul Blakemore
"Funny, moving, edgy and dynamic, Reclaimed brings to life all the big and small dramas of a village community under duress, and in doing so it manages to outstrip most main stage theatre productions by a country mile." Bristol24/7
"Reclaimed balances comedy, mounting fear, real horror and that self-deprecating British humour that traditionally sees us through. Important, funny and thought-provoking"
Fine Times Recorder
"A truly powerful show that's captivating, challenging, emotional and funny. It doesn’t shy away from controversial issues and handles them with sensitivity, humour and humility." Somerset Cool