Sour Cherry Soup comes to COAM
‘Sour Cherry Soup’, a new 45 minute one woman show tells the story of the changing landscapes and populations of the Chilterns, as well as how the history of cherries is also the history of Southern England, reflecting the richness of the landscape, past, present and future.
Written by playwright Sara Clifford for the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme, the show has been inspired by real stories of Chilterns people, gathered by Sara at creative workshops and discussions with community groups across the Chilterns.
The stunning chalk landscape of the Chilterns is crisscrossed by historic pathways, hillforts and burial mounds, full of ancient woodland, hedgerows and chalk streams, with traces of human occupation going back at least 5000 years – plus the cherry orchards, cultivated by generations of farmers plying the land, a bygone culture literally beneath our feet in the local towns and villages.
But it’s also a contemporary landscape, a thriving environment that supports busy town populations and diverse communities, as well as glorious walks across the hills and a fragile ecosystem of protected plants and animals. Join us to dive into the Chilterns in a way you may not have experienced before!
Need to know
Please make your way to the Northolt Barn by 1:45pm, the performance will start at 2pm and will last 45 minites This performance will be outside and no seating is provided – please bring chairs / rugs to sit on Please dress for the outdoors, but in the event of very wet weather we will move the performance into the barn Suitable for adults and children aged 12+. Younger children are welcome but they may not find the show very engaging The venue is wheelchair and buggy accessible This event can be booked in advance, for a £3 in addition to COAM entrance fee. Please enjoy all that the museum has to offer before and after the performance!
Brought to you by In Roads Productions for the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs in partnership with COAM.
Tickets for this event are no longer available.