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The Watermill Theatre in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company and Opera Unmasked presents

A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Meet colourful historical figures, take to the great battlefields, marvel at fabulous works of art and ground-breaking scientific discoveries in the brand new Watermill Theatre touring production, A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company, coming to The Beacon, Wantage on July 9th.

Based on the international bestseller by Ernst Gombrich, this world premiere adaptation performed by three actors, tells the true story of how Gombrich, a brilliant but unemployed academic, was invited to write an entire history of the world for younger readers in just six weeks.

From Ancient Egyptians and chivalrous Knights to the age of Revolution, Ernst, with the help of Ilse and Walter, will take the audience on an engaging, whistle-stop tour through the centuries, leading them, with infectious enthusiasm, through the fascinating, inspiring story of our world.

Audiences in rural areas will be the first to see the show which is touring to village halls and small arts centres for three weeks before a two week run at The Watermill Theatre, from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 25 July.

This is the first co-production between The Watermill Theatre and Reading Rep, Reading’s resident professional producing theatre company, who became an Associate Company of The Watermill last year.

Taking you from the big bang to the First World War, explore the pages of history in a highly entertaining and enlightening journey through the centuries. Don’t miss A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD at The Beacon, Wantage tickets available from The Beacon Tel. 01235 763456


 

The Watermill Theatre in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company presents A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Toby Hulse based on the work by E.H. Gombrich as translated into English by Caroline Mustill

Directed by Paul Stacey
Designed by Victoria Spearing

Venue: The Beacon, Wantage
Date: July 9th
Performance Time: 7.30
Ticket Price: £10
Box Office: The Beacon Tel. 01235 763456

Website: www.beaconwantage.com

Watermill Outreach touring is generously supported by

The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

Development process supported by Sheepdrove Organic Farm.