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


Hywel John


Kate Wasserberg

Movement Director

Laura Jeffs


Mark Bailey

Design Assistant

Oliver Harman

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Sound Designer

Dyfan Jones

Stage Manager

Bethan Dawson

Assistant Director

Seren Vickers

Assistant Producer for the Outliers Season

George Soave


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