Fundraising Quiz

Fundraising Quiz

Another fund-raising Quiz Night will take place on Wednesday, November 7 to support the development of the group’s next community theatre project.  Local quiz groups and individuals all welcome.

Quizmaster, John Billington, guarantees a challenging and entertaining evening of questions on a wide range of subjects from the ordinary and the local to the more challenging.

Come as an individual and join a group, or come as a group of up to 6. Entrance fee includes a popular light buffet. Plus prizes and raffles.

Cost: £7 in advance, or on the door.  Includes buffet food served at your table. Bar available.

Please reserve your place as soon as possible.
Doors open: 7 for 7.30 pm
Venue:  Colehill Sports and Social Club, 108 Wimborne Road, Colehill, Wimborne BH21 2QR

To book:  Contact Barbara Hart, on or 01202 884201


WCT's Giant Puppet at Wimborne War on Waste Street Party

WCT's Giant Puppet at Wimborne War on Waste Street Party

WCT’s giant-puppet, now renamed Iris Willow-Walker, took to the streets of a very wet town at Wimborne War on Waste‘s Street Party on Saturday 22 September.

WWOW organizers invited WCT to provide a short dramatic provocation, flagging up the key issue of the global environmental threat caused by single use plastics. So we revived the Naiad, the giant puppet first seen last summer emerging from the ancient pond in Leigh Common in our production ‘By The Way’.

The Naiad’s new role was as another Giant, based on the popular storybook of the same name by Charles and Julia Snape. The giant who has lived for many years as a hill above a fictional town in the countryside near the sea, offering people shade, shelter, fruit and flowers, as well as a special place to play safely. But she grows fed up of them taking her for granted, digging holes in her and dumping their rubbish on her, and, one night, gets up and walks away into the nearby sea. The people are horrified and try to persuade her to come back but she won’t until they make it clear how they will change their ways.

Iris made her way down Mill Lane into the Square  accompanied by live music and performed to the words of a poem based on the book, The Giant. We then made our way in procession to the Minster Green, where members of the public were invited to stop by our craft stall (staffed mainly by Clare and Hannah) and make their own mini puppets to fly around the giant.

The puppet was designed and made from recycled materials by WCT members Clare and Hannah Small, assisted by others.
See more photos here

Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre

WCT members took part in a workshop to trigger creative ideas in preparation for the next project currently being discussed.  Tony Horitz led a session of Instant Theatre, a theatre form invented by R G Gregory, founder of Word and Action (Dorset), a Wimborne based theatre group, following the commemorative reunion for Greg, held in Wimborne on October 6.

The next workshop will be held on Thursday 15th November from 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Alchemy Health Clinic, 154 Leigh Rd Wimborne Dorset BH21 2DB.

Photo by Tony Horitz, 2018


A sound walk for WCT performers

A sound walk for WCT performers
Members of the cast enjoyed a leisurely walk through BytheWay wood listening to the soundscapes they’d made with sound artist, Adrian Newton, which, as an integral part of the recent production, they’d not been able to hear while acting.
Audience comments:
It was magical!  I really felt like I was in a film. The sound track was amazing and it highlighted the beauty of the wood.  It was a completely immersive experience.
A perfect atmosphere – such beautiful music and captivating stories. 
Fabulous soundscapes – very evocative.  Musical delights all the way through.

Wimborne Trail on 13 July

Wimborne Trail on 13 July
The Treasure Trail on July 13th raised the splendid amount of £261.50 for WCT funds.  Nearly 50 people came and a fun time was had by all as they tracked down the hidden animals around Wimborne.  Adrian and Charlie’s team were the winners with the Black Pugs team very close runners up.

WCT’s next fundraising event is our Annual Quiz Night at Colehill Social Club on Wednesday November 7th – make a note in your diary.