Wild Surmise was formed in the spring of 2017 after Duncan Turner's one-act farce, So Bad, was workshopped at Didcot Cornerstone arts centre. Extracts from So Bad were later performed by Wild Surmise at scratch nights at Didcot Cornerstone and the Old Fire Station arts centre in Oxford.


So Bad was then presented at Bread and Roses Theatre in October 2018 as part of the Clapham Fringe. The production was received with rapturous applause--despite our leading lady having had to pull out less than a week before the show opened. With poor Ellen sick in bed with 'flu, the part of Rose was brilliantly performed by Harriet George, who'd learnt her lines and rehearsed the play in just five days. Harriet and Will Charlton brought the house down.


In February, we will workshop a second comedy, Autumn Leaves, at the So & So Arts Club. We hope to present Autumn Leaves at a fringe event later this year. But the ultimate goal is to present So Bad and Autumn Leaves as a double bill. 

We also hope to develop and produce a full-length drama called Sons of Arthur, if we can secure funding.

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Then felt I like some watcher of the skies 

When a new planet swims into his ken; 

Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes 

He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men 

Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— 

Silent, upon a peak in Darien

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