A Gloucestershire Midwinter

“Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping hereTo see his woods fill up with snow.”

As the river freezes over and snow lands in drifts, we delve back into the past of a Gloucestershire family and their winter memories, from ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ to the Tale of Oxbode Lane, from Holst’s ‘Bleak Mid Winter’ to a mummers play from South Cerney.

Join our ensemble cast as they tell stories, celebrate and reflect on the festive season with a collection of live literature, poetry, music and song, all from the local area of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

“Icicles hang from the gutters like glass silk stockings and drip hot drops. Today is the winter as it always was.”

A Gloucestershire Midwinter is presented to you by Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company in Co-Production with The Everyman. This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Running Time approx. 70 mins

Creative Team

  • Writer/Composer – Tamsin Kennard
  • Director – Paul Milton (Creative Director, Everyman Theatre)
  • Producer – Lizzy Cummins
  • Set Design – Alice Pickup
  • Costume Design – Emily Barratt
  • Lighting Design – Corin Hayes (Production Manager, Everyman Studio)
  • Stage Manager – Jen Sherlock

Additional guitar composition by Anthony Pinnick.

Additional support from Bryn Holding, Hammerpuzzle Associate Director.


  • Anthony Pinnick
  • Charlie Ryan
  • Katy Withers
  • Tamsin Kennard

Photos: Camilla Adams Photography