In May 2021 Boff Whalley and I set off to run 120 miles across Devon, performing These Hills Are Ours half a dozen times along the way. It's one way to premiere a show.
Like everyone else's, our plan had been different: the show was scheduled to open at the end of March 2020. Obviously that didn't happen. So when we finally got the green light to meet an audience for the first time in over a year, we knew we needed a comeback tour with a difference: the Wild Tour.
The weather wasn't quite what we'd hoped for.
Now Bevis Bowden's beautiful film of our adventure is itself nearing its premiere. We have screenings at Hinterlands Festival and back where it started, in Devon. The online premiere takes place here at 8pm on Saturday May 28th.
We have an album out!
No Masters records have released this beautiful limited edition booklet and 8-song CD and we couldn't be more pleased with it.
The CD features all eight songs from These Hills Are Ours, specially recorded and mastered for this release. But if you no longer have a CD player and any CD will essentially be a shiny coaster, this release is still worth getting for the book.
We didn't want to just release a half-arsed version of the text from the show, with gaps where there's usually audience interaction and a series of jokes that don't work on the page. So we've created a brand new version of the text for book form, including a fair bit of new material that will never be seen on stage.
It's beautifully designed and put together and I hope you love it too.
You can buy it here.
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