Dogwood Productions’ Another Winter’s Tale

Friday November 19 2021 7:30pm at Wymeswold Memorial Hall

Suitable for age 8 and above.

In the darkest of winters comes the brightest of tales…

As a company originating from – and proud to be part of – the East Midlands, Dogwood Productions will be touring a show throughout their home region, bringing live theatre to rural towns and villages with little access to city theatres. As part of that plan, Another Winter’s Tale will visit Wymeswold Memorial Hall, on Friday 19th November, starting at 19.30.

The new show features two mysterious characters, seemingly eternally on the run, but from whom or what? Sheltering from the storm outside, unable to move on, they pass the time by telling stories to the audience, whilst keeping a fearful watch on both the clock and the door. Who are they and what’s their story? Friends, innocents, showmen, or something a little more sinister? Only time will tell…

The show is rich in new live music and designed for audiences aged 8 and upwards. It is a journey through the shortest days and the longest nights; drawing upon tales of deepest winter from Japan, Russia, Europe and nearer to home. To enliven some of the stories, the show includes shadow puppets, hand puppets and a Kamishibai, a form of traditional Japanese street theatre.

Dogwood’s previous touring productions have played throughout England, one concluding with a sell-out performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.

The music has been composed by Alastair Collingwood; his work for theatre includes West End hits with ‘Betty’ directed by Kathy Burke and ‘Cora’ which also toured the USA. His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders, Mad About Alice, Rhona and many others. He’s also partnered comedienne Jackie Clune in the comedy shows The Day the Music Died (BBC Radio 2) and Happy Families (BBC Radio 4).

The show features Roberta Bellekom, seen recently in an extensive tour of David Walliam’s Awful Auntie, playing the West End and major theatres throughout the UK. Prior to that she appeared in Dogwood’s No Finer Life, their touring show that was also performed on BBC Radio 4.

The director is Jenet Le Lacheur, recently seen in the new Cinderella movie alongside Pierce Brosnan, Missy Elliott, and James Corden and as Hamlet (St Paul’s, Covent Garden) amongst other westend theatre shows. Jenet’s directing credits include the upcoming feature film Still Love, and Emotion Pictures Theatre’s Last Petal Falling. Jenet continues to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their Redefining Juliet project and is a commissioned writer for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Tickets are available on line at: and ‘hard copies’ will be on sale locally at GG Granvilles, 8 The Stockwell, Wymeswold.

For further information please contact Dogwood Productions

‘Phone: 0772 0882 530