Welcome to Wyldwood Theatre Company's official website!

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Wyldwood Theatre Company was founded in July 2014 with the aim of producing a performance of a professional standard from a group of young amateur actors. The group has continued to produce and perform 5 shows, with the cast changing and evolving as members leave to go to university or find other adventures. These have included two original plays of The Blood Between Us and The Dream Child, inspired respectively by the poetry and works of Christina Rossetti and Lewis Carroll, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a performance most recently of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All have been very successful, with the audience and cast greatly enjoying the work of the company.{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%20%2Freact-text%20%2D%2D%3E

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Ivenway is set in the early 18th century on the small English island of ‘Ivenway’. The island community, due to the sea surrounding the island, are alienated from common English society, and although are influenced by religion, are more flexible than other parts of England in their adherence to the law in order to fit the needs of the islanders. Although the islanders are dependant on the sea for their survival and income, and do appreciate the beauty of the water, the waves are cruel, with husbands and sons of villagers being dragged under the water whilst fishing near the dangerous rocks of the island cliffs. The island community, due to the volatility of the water, must rely therefore on methods other than fishing to survive, methods such as smuggling and involvement in the transportation of illegal goods. This necessary activity has meant in recent years, men from the island have been arrested and executed by the ‘red-coats’ of the army, and also means if the law is ever to catch up again with Ivenway, the islanders could be in much danger. However, despite their harsh fragile lives, the islanders are still a community, and love and care for each other considerably through their struggles with the sea and each other. {cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%20%2Freact-text%20%2D%2D%3E

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We value all comments, and even criticisms will help our company to become as professional as we can be and entertain our audiences in the best way possible.

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Our performance venues

Our performance venues are The Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth and the John Peel Theatre in Wigton.
 
Tickets for performances will be on sale from both venues.