2 for 1 National Lottery deal on Newbury Watermill tickets this month
The Wicker Husband opens at the Watermill, Bagnor on Friday (March 11) and runs to March 26.
When purchasing a ticket for the production during the month of March, patrons get another ticket free, courtesy of the National Lottery. The National Lottery is subsidising more than 150,000 tickets at 100 theatres across the UK as a thank you to National Lottery players for the £30m they raise each week for good causes - including the arts and theatre. The initiative also helps to encourage people to support their local theatre as venues across the UK look to recover from the impact of Covid-19. This promotion is available to anyone who is a National Lottery player and possesses a ticket or other proof of purchase for a National Lottery game.
The pandemic caused the show to close prematurely on its original press night, March 16, 2020. A captivating musical featuring ‘delightfully vivid’ puppetry and ‘richly evocative’ music, The Wicker Husband was the winner of the inaugural MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award in 2016 celebrating new British musical theatre writers and was included in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York.
'Once upon a withy on the edge of a deep damp swamp, nestled in the arms of a winding river, stood a pretty little town… This folk-inspired new musical that had to close on press night 2020 due to covid restrictions tells the timeless tale of the outsider.
'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?'
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