We are delighted to welcome the Wassail Theatre company to Norton School this Friday 20th May to perform their play Whispering Willows. The performance will be for children in Years 2-6 from Norton Sub Hamdon and West Chinnock Schools. There is no cost to parents and transport will be provided for children from West Chinnock. As well as watching the play, the children will be taking part in a workshop.
Whispering Willows is a co-production with The Brewhouse Taunton, commissioned as part of Future Arts Centre's Here & Now project.
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.
The cycle continues and all is well in the world until the chaos of World War 2 and the invention of plastic threaten to destroy the farm and his livelihood.
Can he find a new use for Willow before it's too late?
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