Evesham Festival of Words is thrilled to welcome Mikron Theatre Company back to Evesham with their play, Raising Agents, celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute.

Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially. The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them the ‘Bunnington Bunnies’. They’re hopping.

With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself! On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists ask how much we should know our past or how much we should let it go. Above all else, like the WI itself, ‘Raising Agents’ is a story of friendship.

Raphael’s Restaurant at Hampton Ferry is the ideal location. The event will take place outside whatever the weather. Bring your own chairs. If you would like to have lunch at Raphael’s before the event, please liaise direct with Raphael’s. No need to pre-book tickets. Just come along. There will be the usual ‘Mikron pay what you feel’ bucket collection at the end of the performance.