Business Partner and 2015 Community Asset winner Chris Sargent from the White Horse in Stourpaine welcomed back the Shootings Stars Theatre Company to perform at their public house for another open-air performance on Saturday 1st August.
Founder Helen Crosse and her Shooting Stars returned to the White Horse for the third consecutive year. On this occasion they took to their makeshift stage with ‘Tales from the Willows’, an award-winning adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind and the Willows. The company performed two showings, the first during lunchtime, which catered to a younger audience, followed by an evening performance for adults only.
The evening show attracted over 100 guests who were delighted by the whimsical performances, full of outrageous routines set to modern music. The colourful, much loved characters (Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole) generated hearty audience interactions; even the deliberate mention of Badger Ales tied seamlessly into the comical storyline.
Chris comments: “We are always delighted to welcome back the Shooting Stars. The storyline was perfect for a Hall and Woodhouse pub and we were astounded by the response of the local community this year”
The Shooting Stars theatre company has now secured several dates in 2017 in the West-End with this production.