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 is touring extensively into schools across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as well as to the following public venues:
26 Jun | 11am & 3pm | East Quay, Watchet | Tickets
02 Jul | 11.30am | Burrow Hill Cider Farm, Kingsbury Episcopi | Tickets
02 Jul | 1.30pm | Burrow Hill Cider Farm, Kingsbury Episcopi | Tickets
02 Jul | 3.30pm | Burrow Hill Cider Farm, Kingsbury Episcopi | Tickets
03 Jul | 12noon | Yeovil Together - this is a whole day festival running 12-5pm at Yeovil Recreation Centre, BA21 4AW | Booking not necessary | Entry to the festival £1 per adult and free for children. This show is at 12noon after the opening speech by the Mayor.
08 Jul | 6pm | Wells Theatre Festival, Elim Connect Centre | Tickets
09 Jul | 6pm | Wells Theatre Festival, Elim Connect Centre | Tickets
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