All systems go for Axbridge Pageant in 2022

THE delayed Axbridge Pageant originally planned for 2020 will has been given the go-ahead for August next year.

The committee met to decide on the practicalities of staging the mass community play that is traditionally held in the town square every ten years.

A spokesperson for the pageant said: “There was an overwhelming desire to press ahead with the popular event despite the recent uncertainties about Covid-19.

“With the economy and society opening up, recent mass participation events have shown the public are keen to embrace outdoor theatre and participation activities again.

The dates for your diary are Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 27-29 August, 2022. The pageant begins at 3pm daily in front of an audience of around 650 seated in grandstands on three sides of the square.

“In the build up to the show there are rehearsals for each of the scenes from the mass Lady Day Fair to the more theatrical scenes with fewer people such as the Romano-British funeral scene.

“More information and details will be published in the next few months with a major recruitment drive in the New Year – although all expressions of interest and those wishing to help in any capacity are welcome before. Email

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