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 (Education, Education, Education and 1972: The Future of Sex) 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 Stage Manager
Tom Brennan Emily Greenslade
Composer Assistant Stage Manager
Tom Crosley-Thorne Maddy Coward
Design Production photography
Anna Orton 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.'
To all those to who supported our Kickstarter Campaign, we owe you our deepest gratitude.
This show would not have been possible without you.
Archy de Berker
Betty & Ray Llewellyn
Deans of Ashfields
Dr Philip J Naylor
Elli & Haya Vardy
Emily Rosannah Davis
Gregory Baird Frame
John & Julie Middleton
Josh Howells & Harriet Holloway
Kate & Nath Reed
Kirren Ben Senivassen
Margaret & Gordon Newton
Oliver Bennett & Karen Jones
Olya & Bryan Brown
Richard & Jenny Grant
Rob & Adele Barward-Symmons
Stephen Robert Black
The Hanham Family