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Totally Local - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and The Reduced Ring Cycle double bill

Two shows from Somerset based companies

The Reduced Ring Cycle is a comic Poperatic version of the entire Ring Cycle by Wagner arranged for two opera singers and puppets. It's a funny and dramatic tale of gods and monsters with film animation sequences and amazing puppets bigger than you could possibly imagine. Expect fire breathing dragons and dwarves in smoke filled caverns.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner a one-man re-telling of Coleridge’s classic poem. Let the Mariner take you with him on his journey: across the ocean, into the soul, and through the beer gardens and village greens of rural Somerset.

A cautionary tale of a thoughtless act and a life of suffering; of cruelty, penance and redemption. Dare you listen? And what will you learn?

 “Vibrant and mesmerising… a fantastic performance. Brought to life an old local story that I’ve never been able to engage in as a reader. Genius use of space.”


The grounds will be open from 5pm 

This is an outdoor evening performance so please bring appropriate clothing as the show will go ahead in most weather conditions. Only in the event of extremely bad weather will the performance be postponed/cancelled.

You are most welcome to picnic before or after the show. Bring a picnic rug. Due to covid restrictions the audience should expect to be spread out to ensure a clear view for all.

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