Surprising spaces

Surprising Spaces has a bit of village touring scheme about it, but quite a lot more to boot.  In the mix are gorgeous heritage sites, rural pubs, local businesses, community orchards, village halls, streets and open spaces… and even the odd small theatre.

Some of the work is ticketed, some is free… give it a whirl and uncover new theatre experiences and special places,  guaranteed to linger in the mind for that little bit longer.

What’s on ?

Caretaker of the Earth
by Puppets With Guts

Lovable giant ‘Gnomus’ caretaker of earth, places and stories, enchanted hundreds of people at Weston’s Old Town Quarry with unforgettable tales exploring the heritage, history and myth of this remarkable place, during Heritage Open Days weekend.

Click HERE for a film that captures the moment.

Click HERE  for more images.


Theatre Orchard presents ‘Gnomus’ in Weston, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and Heritage Action Zone. Great Weston Heritage Action Zone aims to help unlock the economic potential of historic sites in Weston by encouraging local partners to make use of their resources in a creative and focussed way, to enhance local places and achieve sustainable growth.

Coming Back By Popular Demand!

Horses! Horses!

A pub play by Rina Vergano.

Co-produced by Somerset’s flagship Wassail Theatre Company and Theatre Orchard
After a critically acclaimed, sell-out run in the Autumn, Horses! Horses! is saddling up for a return visit and will be cantering back into a venue near you in the future!
The show is a darkly comical tale of a stolen horse, wild west-country soul and the mess we make of relationships. Performed in the midst of your local boozer, with pub games, pints, crisps, country music, lots of karaoke and a few surprises, it is guaranteed to bring laughter and heartbreak in equal measure.
Watch this space for more details…

‘Linger a while and smile……’