‘I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…’
Newbury, 1996. Nine miles of ancient woodland under threat, and the local community bitterly divided over the proposed route of the new bypass. When Cassie returns home for the university holidays, she meets Dylan, a beguiling road protester who draws her into a world of rickety treehouses, lentil stew, druidic rituals and stoic resistance. But her mother has other ideas, and as battle lines are drawn, Cassie must face the personal cost of activism.
In a time before smartphones, Twitter, Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion, the ‘Third Battle of Newbury’ was one of the definitive environmental campaigns of the 1990s. A new play with music, Camp Albion explores the heroism, humour and heated debate of this extraordinary moment in the town’s history.
Camp Albion now touring to villages in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire for open air performances until Saturday 2 July.
Monday to Saturday evening at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 16 July at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1pm
Band A £25
Band B £20
Band C £10
£2 off Band A and B tickets on all performances
Under 30s Discounts
£5 off Band A and B tickets on all performances
Groups of 10+
Receive a 15% discount on bookings of 10 or more tickets. Book 15+ tickets and receive a free organiser ticke
The Watermill Theatre,
Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE
Wed 6 Jul to Sat 16 July