A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.
Presented with Paul Jellis in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Bush Theatre.
Directed by: Valentina Ceschi
Written by: Thomas Eccleshare
Designer: Lily Arnold
Lighting Designer: Joe Price
Sound Designer: Iain Armstrong
★★★★★ “Eccleshare leads us into a brilliantly contrived quagmire of uncomfortable issues where self-deception jostles with conscience and the moral high ground slips further out of reach” the Herald
★★★★ “a thrilling exploration of evil, identity and creativity, performed with terrific power and concentration…deep, though-provoking, moving and beautifully sustained, by two fine actors pushing themselves to the limit” the Scotsman
“‘Helen’ is a brave, enquiring play that seeks to ask big questions of its audience in a short space of time: a piece of tiny dynamite from a writer to watch.” Theatre Bristol