Overview

Seanmhair : feminine : Scots Gaelic : Grandmother

Pronounciation : ˈʃɛ.nə.vɛrʲ : Shen•a•var


Pebbles would crack against my window in the pitch of the night 

I’d lean out and say –

What do you want Tommy MacLeish, you black eyed monster? 

And he’d say...

You.


A chance meeting between two children on the streets of Edinburgh leads to a terrible reckoning, leaving Jenny and Tommy forever bound together by blood and fate. Brutal and beautiful, Hywel John's remarkable new play glimmers and cuts like a jewel, fusing raw epic romance with guttural urban poetry to tell the story of a secret generational legacy of love, violence and fury.

Hywel John is the Welsh writer of Pieces (★★★★, The Guardian) and Rose (★★★★, The Telegraph, The Times and The Evening Standard). 


‘A striking new work’ - ★★★★, The Stage

This production is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales' Wales in Edinburgh fund.

Cast & Creatives

Jenny

Jo Freer, Sian Howard and Molly Vevers

Writer

Hywel John

Director

Kate Wasserberg

Movement Director

Laura Jeffs

Designer

Mark Bailey

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Sound Designer

Dyfan Jones

Assistant Designer

Oliver Harman

Stage Manager

Rachel Hendry

Tickets

PLEASE NOTE - THESE PREVIEWS WILL BE TAKING PLACE OFFSITE, AT THE WESTON STUDIO IN WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, NOT AT THE OTHER ROOM.

28/7 - 8pm

29/7 - 3pm & 8pm

Tickets £12/10 conc. available via the button below, which will take you direct to the WMC site.

Tickets