University of Withywood - The Musical!

A major creative work about local celebrity Anton Bantock's University of Withywood, planned for April 2020.

Calling all creatives!


We want to involve as many creative people in making this musical, theatrical and multi-media event as possible. If you'd like to be involved in photography, lighting, costume, set design, singing or acting then please get in touch with us to see how we can work together.



August 2018: Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Choir win a funding bid from National Lottery Awards for All to put on a musical in our community about Anton Bantock's University of Withywood.

October 2018: We begin to gather stories about Anton from people who knew and loved him: members of the University of Withywood, former students of his from Bedminster Down School, people he helped through his charity work and family.


August 2019: We hire Poppy to be our producer.


September 2019: Complete the songs and the script ready for a performance in April 2020.


October 2019: Open auditions for main 3 acting parts. Other parts and roles available.


November 2019: casting the actors and shooting publicity photos.


January 2020: HWCC begin rehearsing songs for the musical.


February 2020: Rehearsals for actors and musicians.


April 2020: Performance of University of Withywood - The Musical!