Wowee - 5 weeks to go - and if you've been keeping up with us on social media, you know that a whirlwind of creativity is coming to the Fields on Saturday 20th July!
Now is the fun part that the Team loves - creating a chock-a-block schedule of theatre in all shapes and sizes! It takes a lot of hard work, making sure certain companies perform at certain times, leaving space for a get-in and get-out for us to smoothly pack up one show and unfold another with backdrops, scenery, props, costumes and sound cues, but this pedantic planning is CRUCIAL to the seamless running (we hope!) of the festival! Some companies are travelling from afar, others are perfect for kiddies and some are a wee bit rude, so we have to take all of that into account when planning the running order for the day!
As always, more than one show will be on at once, and we love the bustle-y festival feel of planning your event and picking the shows you really want to see, and after some really helpful feedback from last year, we have decided to have a programme that will tell you all you need to know about each show, so you can make an informed decision! We still want the day to be as green as possible, so a digital copy of the running order will be on our social channels and on boards throughout the fields, but if you want a programme they will be on recycled paper, ready for you to circle the performances that take your fancy!
We also have a new system this year - there will be plenty of free theatre on offer throughout the day, some shows with donation buckets that you can throw a couple of quid in that will go to the performers of that show, and some of the shows will also be ticketed - you can buy tokens on our website and at our box office on the day! This means that the shows that are fully-realised and in
Bae's Barn will take the tokens and help to pay the actors that have created the show, rehearsed, bought costume/props/travelled to the festival and worked tirelessly to bring you some top-notch performance!
Seriously - from 11am-11pm all your senses will be intrigued by music, dance, drama and film! Come and join us, bring your friends and family, and boogie down to Brook Cottage Farm!
LOVE AND HUGS!
THE TEAM XOXO