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...
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).
This production is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales.
Cast & Creatives
Sian Howard, Hannah McPake and Molly Vevers
Assistant Producer for the Outliers Season
Seanmhair will run at The Other Room 14/3 - 1/4
PWYC Previews - 14/3, 15/3
BSL Interpreted Performance & 'TOR presents...' event - 23/3