Whispering Willows

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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 WW2 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?

Founded in 2015, Wassail is a Somerset based theatre company. Pack a picnic and join them in Springhead Gardens for a beautiful, non-verbal story that's suitable for all the family featuring puppets crafted from Somerset willow and an evocative original soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 6+
Running Time: 40mins

* Please note that this is an outdoor performance - dress for all weather and bring your own seating. Assistance dogs only. Picnics welcomed


"weaves its audience into the story with humour, pathos and energy. It's a delight."

The Fine Times Recorder​​