WADS have written a series of four short plays for all the family based on old folk tales that they will be performing outdoors at Whitchurch Silk Mill over the first weekend of the school holidays - 22 and 23 July.
With a nod to The Canterbury Tales, Silken Yarns is based on a group of travellers vying to tell the best yarn. Four Merchants have come to Whitchurch to obtain a piece of costly silk, but there is only one length available. Whoever tells the best tale will be able to take the prize.
The stories are about a girl who weaves herself a cap of rushes after her father turns her out of doors, three brothers who are given magic objects by a stranger they meet on a journey, the cleverest girl in the world who outwits a ghoul, and a weaver who wins a competition with a goddess but pays the price.
Silken Yarns will be an event for all the family and a good treat for the first weekend of the holidays. Tickets cost £5 for adults, while children are free. Please book in advance at whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/event/silken-yarns or by clicking on the QR code.
WADS will perform the first two plays starting at 11:30 each day followed by an interval long enough for you to enjoy lunch in the Silk Mill cafe. WADS will then start the second half at 14:00 – so even if you can only make the morning or the afternoon, you can still see two complete plays.