Wells Theatre Festival 2022

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn, Silver Street, Wells BA5 1US
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The Ballad of Mulan

Theatre

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn

The real Chinese historical heroine that inspired Disney's original 'Mulan'

7, 8 & 10 July

Gratiano

Theatre

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn

Do you play the villain? A highly charged sequel to William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' exploring the politics of prejudice in the 20th Century

7 & 9 July

The War of the Worlds

Theatre

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn

A new adaptation of HG Wells Classic

8, 9 & 10 July

Taking Flight Festival

Theatre/ New Writing

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn

A New Writing Festival and nationwide Competition showcasing emerging playwrights and new work

9 & 10 July

The Trials of Galileo

Theatre

The Rotunda Theatre @ Bishop's Barn

Galileo never understood his differences with the Church. When he finally came to realise it the reason, it was too late.

9 & 10 July

Absent Friends

Theatre

The Drama Barn

by Alan Ayckbourn – A staged reading - the audience will see and hear a version of the play without full sets or costumes.

7 & 8 July

The Beast In Me

Storytelling/ Music

Wells Connect Centre

A masterfully woven tapestry of stories about our perception of beauty and the value of kindness.

7 & 8 July

Pirate Taxi Show

Circus

Cathedral Green

An outdoor aerial circus show from the award-winning makers of Flown and Home. Taking place in, on and around an old-school London Taxi.

8 July

Hero & Leander

Musical

Bandstand @ Recreation Park

Or “I Love You, But Everything is Under Water” - Sing, dance and cry with us in this bittersweet outdoor modern musical.

8 & 9 July

Whispering Willows

Theatre

Wells Connect Centre

A short, playful and wordless exploration of roots, loss and homecoming that will charm both younger audiences and any adult's inner child

8 & 9 July

The Secret Garden

Musical

Cedars Hall

This stunning musical version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson with music by Teresa Barlow.

8, 9 & 10July

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Theatre

Cathedral Green

Let music be the food of love! William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of mistaken identities and a complex love triangle and associated hi jinks! With original music by Peter Kingston.

8 & 9 July

Opera and Musical Favourites: Power & Passion

Opera

Cedars Hall

Whether you're an experienced opera lover, or just know the famous tunes from television adverts, there's something for everyone at an Opera in a Box performance!

8 July

The Grimm Sisters

Theatre/ Storytelling

Recreation Park

The Grimm Sisters present their marvellous mix of storytelling, comedy & live music. Joyous, interactive outdoor theatre!

9 July

Instant Wit Improvised Comedy

Improvised Comedy

Cedars Hall

Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre.

9 July

Fate and the Unexplained

Musical

Cedars Hall

A wonderful devised musical experience with talented graduates from the Welsh College of Music and Drama

10 July

The Flying Bedroom (School Bookings Only)

Theatre

Wells Connect Centre

Follow Elinor’s magical journey as she flies from her bedroom and visits a variety of wonderful characters in some strange lands.

7 July

The Adventures of Madame Carol Sell and Mr Popsy (School Bookings Only)

Theatre

Wells Town Hall

Meet Madame Carol Sel and Mr Popsy as they present a humorous pantomime exploring how respect, friendship and cooperation can overcome rivalry and jealousy.

7 July

A Dragon’s Tale (School Bookings Only)

Performance and Workshop

Wells Connect Centre

A magical children’s story with puppets based on the legend of the Lambton Worm.

8 July