A reclusive writer. A massive bestseller. A dark secret. What are you willing to forget?
What are you willing to forgive?
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.
After two highly successful 3-week runs at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and a sizzling outing at Belltable in Limerick, HEATHER is finally back on tour. Don’t miss this challenging mystery!
Thomas Eccleshare has won the Verity Bargate Awards, the Catherine Johnson Award and was the recipient of the inaugural JJ BAFTA Screening Bursary. He is currently developing HEATHER for TV.
‘Dramatic equivalent of the Rubik’s Cube… expertly directed by Liam Halligan… the excellent Dermot Magennis…. played with a hesitant fragility by Aenne Barr… luscious soundscape by Denis Clohessy… this intellectually ticklish play entertainingly explores our readiness to believe whatever story suits us.’ Fiona Charleton, Sunday Times
‘ **** 4 stars … The drama spins upon a gripping premise and the timely relevance only heightens the suspense… the added role-play demanded by the shifting structures brings an extra frisson Denis Clohessy’s original composition adds tremendously to its success… Heather offers a welcome reflection on contemporary cultural events, as well as a clever meditation on ethics and art.’ Sarah Keating, Sunday Business Post
‘… engagingly performed as a breathless Hollywood denouement against a tremendously dynamic composition by Denis Clohessy… The assured production… allows for a more thorny interpretation so that under the author’s spell we see what Heather wants us to see. In the end, perhaps, we all choose our own story.’ Peter Crawley, Irish Times
‘The play raises awkward questions about how far the personality of an artist is a relevant part of his or her creative work… Magennis and Barr metamorphose easily through the very different manifestations of their characters… a provocative hour of (lunchtime) theatre.’ NoMoreWorkHorse.com
Presented by Pageant Wagon Theatre Co.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Age Suitability 18 +
Please note this show contains flashing lights