Whispering Willows

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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:

21 May | 11am | Greening the eARTh (Clementina's), Wincanton | Tickets

21 May | 2pm | Greening the eARTh (Clementina's), Wincanton | Tickets

31 May | 11am | Yeovil Country Park (Ninesprings) | Donations welcome; booking not necessary

01 Jun | 2pm | The David Hall, South Petherton | Tickets

02 Jun | 11am & 2pm | The Alfred Gillett Trust, Street | Tickets

03 Jun | 4pm | Porlock Village Hall | Tickets

04 Jun | 3pm | Speedwell Hall Gardens, Crewkerne | Tickets

11 Jun | 11.30 & 2pm | Springhead Gardens, Fontmell Magna | Tickets

25 Jun | ARK, Egwood nr Merriott | On Sale Soon

26 Jun | 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 | Yeovil Together | Booking not necessary

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

The
Elmgrant Trust

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