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South Western

by The Wardrobe Ensemble

Supported by Arts Council England

South Western premiered at Tobacco Factory Theatres in July 2018.

Award-winning Bristol company The Wardrobe Ensemble present an odyssey of revenge from the mean streets of Bristol to the perilous cliffs of Cornwall, via Wookey Hole, the Eden Project and Easton-in-Gordano services.

With a shotgun in one hand and a packet of pickled onion Monster Munch in the other, drenched by rain and facing the final frontier of the wilderness, The Wardrobe Ensemble present an epic tale of blood, guts and cider.

Notorious villains, uneasy alliances, doomed love affairs and thigh-slapping folk music: a spaghetti western with Cornish pasties.

Written and created by the company


Tom Crosley-Thorne, Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Jesse Jones, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, Ben Vardy

Directed by                            

Tom Brennan                          


Tom Crosley-Thorne             


Anna Orton                             


Matt Graham

Sound Design

Benjamin Grant


James Newton

Stage Manager

Emily Greenslade

Assistant Stage Manager

Maddy Coward

Production photography

Chelsey Cliff

'a riotous wild west homage... as charming – and impossible to categorise – as their previous shows...rivalling Patrick Barlow’s much-loved adaptation of The 39 Steps for theatrical inventiveness.'

★★★ The Guardian


'buckle up, pack your pint as well as your pistol, and get ready for a rip-roaring ride that proves Wardrobe Ensemble are some of the best in the West.'

★★★★ ReviewsHub

To all those to who supported our Kickstarter Campaign, we owe you our deepest gratitude.

This show would not have been possible without you.

Adam Dangoor, Adam Palmer, Andrew Harrison, Anna Orton, Archy de Berker, Betty & Ray Llewellyn, Christopher Elmer-Gorry, David Gholam, David Lockwood, David Morgan, Deans of Ashfields, Dr Philip J Naylor, Elli & Haya Vardy, Emily Rosannah Davis, Emma Smith, Erica Mynard, Grace England, Gregory Baird Frame, Haidee Becker, Henry Jones, Iain Tidbury, Imogen Hughes, Ina Berggren, Isaac Price-Sosner, Jack Drewry, James Brennan, James Dacre, James Ellis, Jenny Etches, Jo Field, John & Julie Middleton, Josh Howells & Harriet Holloway, Joshua Welch, Judith Baker, Judith Dimant, Kate & Nath Reed, Kirren Ben Senivassen, Leah Tozer, Lyrica Singers, Margaret & Gordon Newton, Matthew Neubauer, Naomi Miller, Nicola McPhee, Oliver Bennett & Karen Jones, Olya & Bryan Brown, Philippa Hogg, Rachael Duthie, Richard & Jenny Grant, Richard Perkins, Rob & Adele Barward-Symmons, Rosalind Bull, Rosie Giarratana, Samir Jeraj, Samuel Bull, Shauna Gogerly, Simon Baker, Sophia Walsh, Stephen Robert Black, Steve Roser, The Hanham Family, The Proctor-Lanes, Thomas Fitzmaurice, Tom Fletcher, Wendy Newton

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