‘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 is also touring to villages in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire for open air performances this summer. Keep an eye on the website for a full list of venues coming soon.
Join us for the Camp Albion Festival, full of interactive workshops for all the family to explore the themes of the play. More details coming soon.
Tickets from £10
Running time: TBC
Age guidance: 10+
Guidance on Content: Contains some strong language
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Audio Described Performance: Saturday 16 July at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1pm.
Directed by Georgie Staight
Designed by Isobel Nicolson
Lighting Design by Lucia Sanchez Roldan
Sound Design by Anna Short
Audio Described by Joanna Myers