‘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. To see if we are performing near you, see a full list of venues and how to book here.
Join Danielle Pearson, writer of Camp Albion, for a fun and interactive workshop designed to spark creativity and learn new skills. Danielle will lead you through creative writing exercises to create your own material using the themes of Camp Albion as stimulus. Find out more here.
Tickets from £10
Running time: approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Age guidance: 10+
Guidance on Content: Contains strobe lighting, haze, loud noises and 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
Training: Arts Educational Schools.
Theatre credits include: Peter’s Mother in The Magician’s Elephant (RSC); Momo & Miss Tulips in The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (Hope Mill Theatre); Natalya in Preludes (Southwark Playhouse) and Hansel & Gretel (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre).
Online work includes: Agnesa Wojick in On Hostile Ground (Royal & Derngate).
Theatre whilst training: Katherine Plumber in Disney's Newsies; Dance Captain/Ensemble in Curtains; Rose in Street Scene; Diana in French Without Tears; Sophia in Pendragon (National Youth Music Theatre); Breeze in The Dreaming (NYMT).
Foxglove Sue / Viv
Theatre credits include: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (The Palace Theatre); A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Round Robin Christmas Letters (The Hope Theatre - Offie nominated for Best Actress); Sex Cells (Riverside Studios); Holes (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Unidentified Item In The Bagging Area (The Old Red Lion Theatre); Children Of A Lesser God (Salisbury Playhouse); The Wizard of Oz, Flathampton & What Makes Us Tick (Royal & Derngate Theatre); Talking Heads - Bed Among The Lentils, Same Time Next Year, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Winchester).
Television and Film credits include: Shadow & Bone; Chloe; Emmerdale; Coconut; From Darkness; Silent Witness; Skins; The Reckoning; Frances Tuesday; The Taming Of The Shrew; Passer By; Second Generation; The Perfect Silence & Three Brothers (BAFTA nominated short film).
Kate is also co-writing a play about Dementia and has had her work performed at the Arcola Theatre.
Joe is an actor and musician from Hampshire, UK.
Training: The Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre credits include: Pool (No Water) (The Royal Court); The Greatest Hits Of Lily And John (The Other Palace); Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre).