SSDC helps bring theatre into local communities

A small amount of funding from South Somerset District Council’s Arts Development Service has helped Wassail Theatre Company attract additional funding, largely from Arts Council England.

The Somerset-based company brings high-quality theatre into the heart of local communities, this summer with their latest production – Rex the King – the story of a Somerset darts champion who ruled the world, but lost it all.

On previous tours, the company has performed in some unusual locations, from Yeovil Town Football Club to Yeovil Country Park and on a horse and cart ride through Langport.

This season, Rex the King will be performed in a number of venues across Somerset, including pubs, arts centres and a shop, during May and June.

District Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture, said: “I am delighted that SSDC is able to help bring the arts into local communities in this way.  Small amounts of funding can make all the difference in enabling people living in rural areas to enjoy high quality performances.”