Local Theatre Company to tour Somerset with latest play

A local South Somerset Theatre Company is set to bring a play inspired by the true events of the 2013/14 floods of the Somerset Levels to venues across Somerset.

Wassail Theatre Company production of RECLAIMED places the audience in the heart of a fictional Somerset village under siege by the rising waters, and will tour to village halls, theatres and pubs this January and February.

Directed by Fringe First winner and Wassail Theatre's associate director Jesse Briton, Somerset-based theatre company Wassail Theatre asks what happens when a community is in crisis? When tragedy is moments away and when your loved ones are nowhere to be seen, who do you ask for help?

RECLAIMED has been made possible following public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as South Somerset District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, North Petherton Town Council and through Take Art's 'Barn' programme.

The production will be shown on the following dates and at the following venues:

Preview

12 January                              Moorland & Fordgate Village Hall, 7.30pm

Tour Dates

13 January                              The David Hall, South Petherton, 7.30pm

17 January                              Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre, 8pm

18 January                              The Theatre Shop, Clevedon, 7.30pm

19 January                              The Redbrick Building, Glastonbury, 7.30pm

20 January                              Brushford Village Hall, 7.30pm

25 January                              Bridgwater Arts Centre, 7.30pm

26 January                              West Coker Village Hall, 7.30pm

27 January                              Victoria Hall, Radstock, 7.30pm

28 January                              All Saints Church Hall, North Street, Langport, 7.30pm

31 January                              Crowcombe Village Hall, 7.30pm

1 February                              Bristol Ferment at The Loco Klub, Bristol, 6.30pm

2 February                              Chew Stoke Church School, Chew Stoke, 8pm

3 February                              Burrowbridge Village Hall, 7.30pm

4 February                              Wells Little Theatre, 7.30pm

7 February                              The Lord Nelson, Norton sub Hamdon, 8pm

9 February                              Ashbrittle Village Hall, 7.30pm

10 February                            The Brewhouse, Taunton,  7.15pm

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture at South Somerset District Council said, "I am delighted that another Wassail Theatre performance is set to travel Somerset and more people can enjoy high quality theatre in the heart of their community.

"A lot of research and close work with people, communities and organisations that were impacted by the 2013/14 Somerset floods has gone into helping to develop and deliver this performance and I'm sure it will engage, inspire and connect with a lot of people".

Wassail Theatre Company unites communities through stories that inspire them by giving people unexpected, surprising and positive experiences of theatre. Wassail is based in Somerset and exists through a network of associate artists from across the UK interested in bringing new audiences and new ideas together.

Ticket prices for the performance vary and booking details can be found at www.wassailtheatre.co.uk/reclaimed.