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Rex The King

Rex The King
A blind man walks into a village pub... 

...and tells anyone who’ll listen that he was once the king of darts.  

Featuring live music, flying arrows and a portable dartboard, Rex The King is the story of a Somerset darts champion who ruled the world, but lost it all.  It’s a theatrical tale that’s witty, uplifting and ludicrously tragic: expect blood and sweat, tears and beers, not to mention plenty of songs and silliness. 

Wassail Theatre Company unites communities through stories that inspire them by giving people unexpected, surprising and positive experiences of theatre.  Wassail is based in Somerset and exists through a network of associate artists from across the UK interested in bringing new audiences and new ideas together.
“A monumental theme encased in beer and pub camaraderie, encapsulating all human emotions in a musical, magical, hugely entertaining whole.  It’s popular entertainment that packs a heavy punch, right on your own doorstep.” The Fine Times Recorder

 “Three versatile, talented performers reveal a world of driving ambition, cutthroat competition, and over-weening hubris with its inevitable downfall, using live music, dry wit, local references and popular culture.”  Remote Goat

“A marvellous Tuesday night of disco darts, bloodthirsty ambition and a little incest (of course!) and all served up with a pint in my local pub.” audience

“Fantastic. Loved it. It was really moving in lots of different ways. I don’t think you really needed to know the story of Oedipus, because it puts it well into context. You’re hitting an audience here that might not go and see theatre anywhere else and so obviously to bring work right into the heart of the community in the village pub.  It’s tremendous.  More of this theatre, that’s what we need. Really need.” Audience

Written by Will Gore
Directed by Tim Bell
Designed by Zoe Squire
Music by Greg Hall