Drink Up Thy Cider at The Redgrave Theatre in Bristol from 3rd to 9th September 2017Posted on: 30 Aug 2017
Alright, me babbers! Time to grab a flagon of that heady fermented apple juice and get into the spirit of all things Scrumpy 'n Western when Drink Up Thy Cider hits The Redgrave Theatre in Bristol from 3rd until 9th September 2017.
Local comedy legend Andy Ford will don the hat, wear the neckerchief, chomp the straw and belt out the classic - indeed now cult - songs of The Wurzels' founder, Adge Cutler, for this production which is as irresistible, shiny and impressively new as one particular combine harvester for which he once so famously sang.
As the band came to prominence, Adge's life was cut tragically short when he was killed in a car crash in 1974. The spirit of The Wurzels, however, lived - and continues to live - on, with the band's cheeky charm, infectiously catchy tunes with a judicious sprinkling of saucy lyrics, deliciously irreverent, fun-loving tone and insatiable lust for cider-swiggin' life today proving just as popular as ever, if not more so.
They're still churning out the tunes too, having most recently released the song Old Rosie. See, you just can't keep a good Wurzel down.
Bolstered by a full supporting cast and featuring the incomparably stellar The Twerzles, you can expect drama, laughter, tears and a generously bumpkin-sized portion of classic Wurzels hits such as I Am A Cider Drinker, The Blackbird and I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.
A rambunctious celebration of all things gloriously and unashamedly West Country and Wurzels (apparently short for mangelwurzel, a crop which is grown to feed livestock), this plucky production runs until Saturday 9th September. Grab a cider at the bar, take your seat and immerse yourself in the free-spirited, contagiously life-affirming world of Adge Cutler and The Wurzels.
Tickets are priced £15 (£12 concession), and you can get hold of them by calling The Redgrave Theatre box office on 0117 3157 800 or 602 or online here.
The Redgrave Theatre is located at Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LE
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.