Camp Albion

Last updated: 11/05/2022

‘I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…’

Newbury, 1996. Nine miles of ancient woodland under threat, and the local community bitterly divided over the proposed route of the new bypass. When Cassie returns home for the university holidays, she meets Dylan, a beguiling road protester who draws her into a world of rickety treehouses, lentil stew, druidic rituals and stoic resistance. But her mother has other ideas, and as battle lines are drawn, Cassie must face the personal cost of activism.

In a time before smartphones, Twitter, Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion, the ‘Third Battle of Newbury’ was one of the definitive environmental campaigns of the 1990s. A new play with music, Camp Albion explores the heroism, humour and heated debate of this extraordinary moment in the town’s history.

Camp Albion is also touring to villages in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire for open air performances this summer. Keep an eye on the website for a full list of venues coming soon.


Tickets from £10


Accessible Performance 

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 16 July at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1pm. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Box Office

Where to go

The Watermill Theatre
RG20 8AE

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesday 6 July to Saturday 16 July
Time of day

Quality checks

  • Not applicable

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