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Whispering Willows

Humour, pathos and energy. It’s a delight. The Fine Times Recorder

A tiny epic gem of storytelling that will charm both younger audiences and any adult's inner child. Bristol 24/7

It’s 1929.  Morris has been planting, harvesting, basket making and drinking tea on his Somerset Willow farm since before he can remember.


Every year the same pattern repeats itself.  Plant, harvest, weave.  Plant, harvest, weave.   

One day he pulls up a particularly large piece of Willow with a girl clinging to the end of it!  She eats too much, breaks everything in his workshop and is a complete nuisance.  But as time moves on, they teach each other the ways of the Willow.  That is until the threat of WW2 looms and an even bigger enemy arrives - plastic!

WHISPERING WILLOWS toured extensively to schools & community venues across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire in 2022.  It was performed in playgrounds, farms, orchards and ancient harbours among other outdoor spaces.

Devised by the company

Directed by Jesse Briton

Puppet design & direction by Helen Foan

Designed by Julie Read

Music by Greg Hall

Performed by Clive Duncan and Georgia Wall

Production Manager Anthony Clements

Stage Manager David Reakes

Education workshops devised by Beth Fidicuia-Brooks, delivered by Rachel Cohen and Jemima Corbett

Production images by Paul Blakemore

Elmgrant Trust

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