The Haywain at Cressing Temple Barns

The Hay Wain was first staged at Flatford Mill by Packing Shed Theatre on the Essex and Suffolk border in 2021 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of John Constable’s famous painting – and you can experience the play at Cressing Temple Barns this summer.

This highly acclaimed, atmospheric play with music has been described as East Anglia’s very own ‘Les Misérables’, bringing to life the people that populate the picture, lives defined not by simplicity and virtue, but by hardship, hope and resilience.

Turning the traditional, chocolate box ideal of The Hay Wain on its head, you’ll never look at the landscape in quite the same way again.

Event details


August 23, 2024


7:30pm - 9:30pm


Tickets £16, £14 concessions (Under-18’s, Over-65’s)

Who for?

For the whole family


Cressing Temple Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, England, CM77 8PD

How to book

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