If you go down to the woods today . . .

Nicky Spence tells the story

THU 5 NOV

TENOR ∙ NICKY SPENCE

MEZZO SOPRANO ∙ KITTY WHATELY

PIANO ∙ ELLA O’NEILL

NARRATOR ∙ KEVIN WHATELY

Emerging from lockdown life, Tom and Claire escape for a romantic weekend, camping in the woods next to the Theatre in the Woods. Intoxicated by freedom, they stumble upon unrecognisable characters within themselves. But will they escape with their lives (and their marriage) intact?

Nicky Spence and Kitty Whately perform a self-devised, -directed and -filmed duo-drama, with the aid of songs by Britten, Dove, Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Hahn, Weir, Sondheim, Gershwin and a world-première setting by baritone Roderick Williams of the Teddy Bears’ picnic.