John Osborne: Circled In The Radio Times

This is a brand new storytelling show. It’s funny, it’s interesting and about something that is very easy for everyone to relate to: television. The story begins when John is given a box of old copies of the Radio Times that once belonged to his grandparents. He pieces together their lives by the shows that they lovingly circled in each edition. However, the show is not just about that box of old copies of the Radio Times, but the role television plays in our lives and the changing ways all of us watch TV.

Osborne is a master at creating captivating theatre out of quirky simple stories that make heroes out of everyday people and heightens normal tales into pure folklore.

Broadway Baby *****

A keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life. I could have listened for hours. 

The Independent *****

Mark Grist and Tim Clare: Voted Out

Sick of democracy? Well here’s the chance to vote it out! Poets Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s new show will use state-of-the-art voting technology to put power in the hands of the audience. Each person will get their own interactive voting card which enables real-time, anonymous voting throughout the performance. The audience choose the direction of the show, reward the poet that panders to their whims and even decide what they want the poems about. Sex or cheese? Portishead or pugs If you are old enough to be in a pub, or to complain about the government, then you’re old enough to take part in the show and fix things once and for all. Revel in the power! Seize the reins of poetry! Change the world!

The writing’s so sharp… absolutely priceless **** The Scotsman

Wassail Theatre: Rex The King

A blind man walks into a village pub and tells anyone who’ll listen that he was once the king of darts. Think Oedipus, re-imagined in the world of pub darts. Rex The King is the story of a darts champion who ruled the world, but lost it all – it’s a theatrical tale that’s witty, uplifting and ludicrously tragic, full of blood and sweat, tears and beers. Featuring live music, flying arrows and a dancing dartboard, the show has been specifically made to perform in pubs and bars. Whether upstairs in the function room, out the back in the skittle alley, outside in the beer garden or in amongst the bar itself, Rex the King can be performed anywhere.

A monumental theme encased in beer and pub camaraderie, encapsulating all human emotions in a musical, magical, hugely entertaining whole The Fine Times Recorder

Engaging, engrossing and enthralling The Somerset County Gazette