The Wicker Husband is back! The award-winning play of my short story The Wicker Husband is returning to the Watermill Theatre in Newbury from the 11th - 26th March.
‘Once upon a withy on the edge of a deep damp swamp, nestled in the arms of a winding river, stood a pretty little town…’
Folk-inspired new musical THE WICKER HUSBAND tells the timeless tale of the outsider. In a superficial world, where beauty is only skin-deep, meet the so-called ‘Ugly Girl’. Ostracised by the shallow townsfolk because she doesn’t fit in, the Ugly Girl becomes the envy of her neighbours when the mysterious Old Basketmaker makes her a strong and loving husband woven from living wicker. As bitter rivalry and jealousy threaten to tear the community apart, the townsfolk embark on a cruel and destructive plan. Will the Ugly Girl’s happiness be ruined forever? A captivating musical featuring ‘delightfully vivid’ puppetry and ‘richly evocative’ music, The Wicker Husband returns to The Watermill following its premature closure in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The Wicker Husband was the winner of the inaugural MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award in 2016 celebrating new British musical theatre writers and was included in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York.
Praise for The Wicker Husband:
'Beautiful and bewitching, fresh and entirely original’ WhatsOnStage