The British Naturists at Mikron

Toad Gin Distillery is hosting the wonderful touring theatre company Mikron at its base in Oxford, including a British Naturism event on August 6.

Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 50th year of touring by canal, river and road this year with two productions – a revival of its hugely successful production of Maeve Larkin’s play about 125 years of the Women’s Institute – Raising Agents and a new play about the weather Red Sky At Night.

Mikron Theatre in Red Sky

The British Naturists audience will be watching Red Sky at Night at Toad Gin Distillery in Headington, just one of the many Oxfordshire stops on the Mikron tour, but on this occasion all audience members will be undressed. Other dates include Plough Inn, Wolvercote Green, Wolvercote, on Thursday August 4, The Wharf House, Cropredy in Banbury on Tuesday August 9 and The Pig Place in Adderbury on Sunday August 14.

James Mclean Hannah Bainbridge Alice McKenna Thomas Cotran by Liz Baker Brolly

Lindsay Rodden‘s new play about the nation’s obsession with the weather, starting with Hayley, following in his footsteps of her dad – the nation’s favourite weatherman. She has seen the future’s forecast, but will anyone listen?

Raising Agents tells the story of Bunnington WI. A bit down-at-heel, with memberships dwindling, it means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So, when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood.

James Mclean Alice Mckenna Hannah Bainbridge Thomas Cotran by Liz Baker-min

Featuring music written by acclaimed folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow (Gentleman Jack, BBC), this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it. It plays at The Plough Inn, High Street, Long Wittenham, on Sunday July 31, Eynsham Cricket Club on Wednesday August 3, the Boat Inn, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington on Friday August 5 and Wharf House, Cropredy on Sunday August 7.

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