CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
In a superficial world, where beauty is only skin-deep, meet the so-called 'Ugly Girl'. Ostracised by the shallow townsfolk because she doesn't fit in, the Ugly Girl becomes the envy of her neighbours when the mysterious Old Basketmaker makes her a strong and loving husband woven from living wicker. As bitter rivalry and jealousy threaten to tear the community apart, the townsfolk embark on a cruel and destructive plan. Will the Ugly Girl's happiness be ruined forever? World Premiere. A folk-inspired new musical, The Wicker Husband tells the timeless tale of the outsider.Performers Zoe Rainey, Angela Caesar, Laura Johnson (The Ugly Girl), Yazdan Qafouri (voice of The Wicker Husband), Eilon Morris (Puppeteer of the Wicker Man)), Scarlet Wilderink (Puppeteer of the Wicker Man), Stephen Leask (The Cobbler), Jonathan Charles (The Innkeeper), Claire-Marie Hall (The Innkeeper's Wife), Jack Beale (The Tailor), Julian Forsyth (The Old Basket Maker), Jon Whitten.
Book by Rhys Jennings. Music Darren Clark. Lyrics Darren Clark (based on an original short story by Ursula Wills-Jones). Producer The Watermill. Director Charlotte Westenra. Design Anna Kelsey. Design Finn Caldwell (puppets). Director Finn Caldwell (puppets). Choreographer Steven Harris. Lighting Hartley T A Kemp. Sound Ella Wahlstrom. Musical Director Pat Moran.
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