Wye Valley River Festival 2020

This year the WVRF online programme flowed from the Valley right into your home. Using the theme of Time as inspiration, we curated and produced playful and powerful performances for all the family; an eclectic mix of shows and films, talks and workshops, live music and activities to get involved with.

Our new ensemble show Cuckoo Time was created especially for the festival.

Cuckoo Time is a survival game show from the year 3020 in which digital humans are downloaded into physical bodies and sent to the past. Hosted by Cuckoo and her sidekick Percy, together they run the biggest game show in the galaxy.

On September 21st they download 5 competitors to an earthly existence in the Wye Valley, 1000 years in the past, where their instruments registered a blip in the normal run of things in 2020.

In order to win (and survive), the 5 contestants must find the mystery portal which will take them back to their idyllic digital existence. Failure results in permanent deletion, commonly known as the Cuckoo Clear-out. Will they make it? The longer contestants stay in the Wye Valley the less they want to leave.

Find out more about Cuckoo Time and the rest of the 2020 festival by clicking here.

Arts Council England




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