WASSAIL Theatre’s inventive and intimate show The Somerset Charabanc delighted audiences in September 2016, and now it’s back to take more people deep into the levels to learn about the folklore of the region.
Devised by company founder Nick White, The Somerset Charabanc will be part of the 2017 Langfest and runs from Thursday 7th to Sunday 18th September. The new cast for the show’s second outing includes two local actors and the Bard of Glastonbury, Sarah Mooney.
The audience is invited to join Pete and Ivan’s Tours of Somerset on The Somerset Charabanc, and this is a very special tour, because it’s celebrating the marriage of Sam and Evie. They might only have met yesterday, but they fell instantly head over heels in love.
As they find out what new-found love means, a ghost from the past comes out from the shadows. Their journey features songs from Cecil Sharp’s Langport collection,
Set and performed on a 1920s miller’s cart pulled by two Suffolk Punch horses, The Somerset Charabanc brings audiences and performers together in an intimate, spellbinding outdoor theatrical adventure. This year’s performances start and finish at the Rose & Crown Inn at Huish Episcopi (aka Eli’s). The journey passes through Langport, across the Somerset Levels to Muchelney and back again.
It is suitable for anyone age five and older, but space is strictly limited so you should book as quickly as possible.
Performances are from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th and Friday 15th to Sunday 18th September, at various day and evening times.
Wassail Theatre, whose aim is to unite communities through inspirational stories, is a charity based in Somerset. The return of the Somerset Charabanc has been made possible public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England & the Big Lottery Fund, and South Somerset District Council.
For more information, visit the website, www.wassailtheatre.co.uk
See the FTR review of the 2016 Charabanc ride, The Seeds of Elver Love, in the Review section of this website.