The Rime of the

Ancient Mariner

Tor Theatre in association with Wassail

It is an Ancient Mariner, and he stoppeth one of… you?


WINNER: ‘Best In Fringe’ Award at the Shaftesbury Fringe 2016.


A one-man re-telling of Coleridge’s classic poem. Let the Mariner take you with him on his journey: across the ocean, into the soul, and through the beer gardens and patios of pub life.


Beer gardens are so much more than back yards full of tables. They are sanctuaries, escape routes where half-forgotten people can half forget their lives. 

Before you know it, and without any warning, one of these people (maybe the one sitting at the next table?) starts to tell you his story. A cautionary tale of a thoughtless act and a life of suffering; of cruelty, penance and redemption.  

Dare you listen? And what will you learn?

Tor Theatre, in association with Wassail, is taking this bold retelling of Coleridge's classic poem to pub beer gardens across Somerset this summer.  All performances are free (donations welcome!)


Each performance is treated as its own site specific event, with as much use of each different space as possible.   The show has been adapted with C-19 best practice and safety in mind.

8 August, 7pm

The Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

21 August

Anchor Inn, Exbridge

23 August, 6pm

Royal Oak, Over Stratton

30 August, 6pm

The Tippling Philosopher

11 September

The Ciderworks, Haselbury Plucknett

Performances are outdoors and are free. Donations welcome.

Please contact the pub for booking & safety information.

Registered charity 1171647