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Fool at Yule


The Fool at Yule

So why do we feel compelled to buy a plastic tree, stand it indoors, and hang sparkly balls on it? Because it’s Christmas of course!

Yet that’s a very interesting question, for what do we consider Christmas these days? The Nativity Story? Santa Claus? Carol singing? Mince pies? Well, as a new comedy at the Swan Theatre explores, our modern Christmas started in some pretty diverse and peculiar places!

The Fool at Yule is a new comedy by Worcester Rep regular and Malvern Theatre Writer in Residence Nick Wilkes and is packed full of festive fun.

Set in Worcester itself, it follows an afternoon in the life of retired vicar Adam Weaver, who has renounced all things Christmas, and decided to celebrate the midwinter festival of Yule instead, much to the annoyance of his son, Robin.

Playwright Nick Wilkes explains more… “It’s been fascinating finding out why we hang baubles inside on a plastic tree, why we hang an evergreen wreath outside on the door, and why crackers are crackers whatever the weather.”

“It’s a laugh out loud family comedy of Winter Solstice, fruit cake and slippers, and I can’t wait to see it in front of an audience. I loved writing it and the cast are just comedy gold! If you don’t leave the theatre brimming with seasonal joy then I’ll eat my Santa’s hat!”

Starring two of Worcester Rep’s most well-loved comic actors, Jonathan Darby and Murray Andrews, it is sure to be a seasonal comedic crowd-pleaser, with a twist…

Is it the most wonderful time of the year? Have they been naughty or nice? ‘Yule’ have to come along to find out!

The Fool At Yule is in the Vesta Tilley Studio at the Swan Theatre from 6th to 17th December.

Malvernbard in association with
Worcester Repertory Company presents
The Fool at Yule
a brand new comedy by Nick Wilkes
The Swan Theatre Vesta Tilley Studio
Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th & Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th December at 7.45pm
Tickets £12.50
Box Office: 01905 611427