BY SHIONA MORTON
Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 March at 7.45pm
Also Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 March at 2.45pm
"Shiona Morton’s beautifully-crafted new play is a highly recommendable night at the theatre" The Fine Times Recorder
"A thoughtful and deeply moving play" British Theatre Guide
Deep in a Cornish wood, in a remote cottage, elderly hoarder Edith is visited by her daughter Viv for her quarterly sort-out. Among the bickering and debris, tensions rise when Viv discovers Edith’s friendship with a teenage boy, sleeping rough in the woods outside.
Funny, beautiful and poignant, Hansel is an atmospheric story of rural life and family relationships.
Shiona Morton won the 2017 Theatre Fest West Writers’ Prize chosen from hundreds of entries from across the South West. Her other work includes Company of Wolves, an outdoor piece presented at Longleat as part of the 2015 Salisbury International Arts Festival.
Original Drama at Salisbury Playhouse
Generously supported by The Foyle Foundation and Frank and Elizabeth Brenan
Read about week one of rehearsals of Hansel on our blog
Read about week two of rehearsals of Hansel on our blog