The Wicker Husband
Winner of the Stiles + Drewe
Mentorship Award 2016
Photo © Johan Persson
Performers Laura Johnson, Yazdan Qafouri, Eilon Morris
A musical adaptation of the short story by Ursula Wills-Jones in which an ‘Ugly Girl' has resigned herself to a life alone, without friends or a partner, until the strange old Basket Maker creates a wonderful husband for her.
What follows is a haunting, witty tale of hope, cruelty and vengeance. Told through folk-inspired song and beautifully theatrical story-telling, the heart of the show is a question: ‘What is true ugliness?'
The Wicker Husband was the winner of the inaugural Musical Theatre International Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award, which helped the show to develop toward a professional
West End industry showcase early in 2017. It was also a finalist in the Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award 2016 and also in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award 2016.
The show opened in March 2020 at the Watermill Theatre.
★★★★★ “beautiful and bewitching, fresh and entirely original musical” WhatsOnStage
Music & Lyrics Darren Clark BML
Book Rhys Jennings