Theatre company brings farming voices to summer shows

Visitors to two agricultural shows this summer will have a chance to experience a unique audio project.

From Land to Mouth, the work of the Pentabus Rural Theatre Company, sees showgoers invited into a tented farmhouse kitchen where, through headsets, they can hear farmer conversations about fair prices, diversification and change, plus food producers’ hopes and fears.

Over a glass of free old-fashioned lemonade and the chance to browse through historical pictures and articles, audiences can listen to farmers’ thoughts in their own words – but voiced by professional actors. 

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Written by Bethan Marlow, From Land to Mouth will be at the Penrith Show in Cumbria on 22 July and the Burwarton Show in Shropshire on 3 August.

You can listen to free From Land to Mouth podcasts or get a flavour of the experience in this YouTube video clip.

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