A SOMERSET-BASED theatre company will perform its latest production in Blake Gardens in Bridgwater this summer.

Wassail Theatre will bring its Birthday Day show to Bridgwater on Saturday, June 15, as part of the quarterly Food and Drink Festival.

The outdoor shows will take place at midday and 3pm, and tickets - which must be booked in advance - can be acquired online.

Birthday Day is inspired by the short story 'A Notable Oak Tree' by Nick White, which itself was inspired by conversations with Somerset farmer Duncan Palmer. 

The show, devised by the company, explores relationships, traditions, untold truths, birthdays and seasons of change. 

It aims to bring people together through food and theatre, and encourages us to reflect on the relationship we have with our own community, the land and each other.

To book a ticket, visit https://www.wassailtheatre.co.uk/2024.

Performers Rachel Cohen, Helena Payne and Eleanor Westbrook, all from Somerset seamlessly entwine with the audience to create an annual family party, spanning 70 years.

But one year, on one birthday, at one family party, things change forever.

Wassail Theatre is able to bring its new show to outdoor spaces and farms in Somerset thanks to funding from Bridgwater Town Council, as well as Arts Council England, Somerset Council and The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Yeovil