Whispering Willows - Wassail Theatre Company


Date: 3rd Jun 2022 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Wassail is Somerset’s theatre company. Founded in 2015 they’ve been touring to communities across Somerset with all sorts of stories: about floods, football and famous darts players, amongst others. Whispering Willows is a highly accessible show for families: it’s non-verbal and features beautiful puppets made from withies. 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. Planting, harvesting, weaving... the cycle continues and all is well in their world until the chaos of WWII and the invention of plastic threaten to destroy the farm and their livelihoods. Can they find a new use for Willow before it’s too late ? This is a Take Art presentation, especially for parents, grandparents and carers to bring children to see and hear LIVE theatre. Tickets are £6 adults, £3 children and will be online and at Porlock Visitor centre.

This event is brought to you by: Porlock Village Hall
Location: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8QD
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: £6 per adult, £3 child
Contact: 01643863117

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