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‘ The Merry Tiller’ 

Our second play 'The Merry Tiller'

ran for a very successful tour

between 2013 -14 (dates below.)

 


Our new play "Beside the Seaside"

 will run between 2017 -18


The Merry Tiller


The show was a light-hearted ‘potted’ history of ‘growing your own’ and is a fast moving, humorous and engaging production involving narration, songs, poetry, music and sketches.

 

‘Digging for Victory’, The Horticultural Show, slugs, pests, neighbourly rivalries and even a bit of romance were all there - for those who enjoy a ‘sing’, there was also plenty of opportunity to join in!

 

The show featured a cast of eleven talented local actors, singers and musicians and lasted approximately seventy five minutes.


The first performance was on the 1st of December at ' The Fold', Bransford and was a sell out!


Here are just a few of the lovely comments we received:


What a wonderful evening - the Merry Tiller was fantastic.

 

There was so much to take in that we will be sure to see it again. Lots of information, humour and beautiful tunes and songs, even a love story!

 

You have inspired to me to get the seed packets out and make a plan for growing my own next year.....    Judith

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Dear Eric and Eileen,

Congratulations on a fine show! The whole thing was very pleasurable - I don't really need to tell you because you would know from how the audience responded.

With best wishes,

Roy Palmer

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 Eric,

 

We really liked the show - much better than the last one, truth be told.  Good story about real people, well researched, well written and well performed with great music and lots of laughs. Well done.... David






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Hi Eric and Eileen

Just could not let the opportunity to thank and congratulate you on last night’s performance pass by.  We were informed, entertained, amused and uplifted.  In fewer words, we had a jolly good time.    Well done to all who made last night so very memorable (we would like to see it all again) and once again, many thanks. 

Best wishes

Jim and Pippa

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The show was performed at the following venues:

2013:


20th April - Whitbourne Village Hall

3rd to 6thMay  - Upton Folk Festival 

5th July – Rescheduled visit to the Black Diamond Folk Club

13th - 15th September Bromyard Folk Festival

10th November - Erdington Allotments.

28th November - Cradley Village Hall 

30th November -Powick Village Hall

5thDecember – Callow End Village Hall (WI. Private event)

2014:

14th March – 8pm The Cube, Malvern Tickets £6 from the Cube

3rd May - Upton Folk Festival

4th June – Crowle WI 

12th -14th September - Bromyard Folk Festival  (Final performance!)

 


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