Dates and Times

Thu 19 - Sat 21 Sep 2019 at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work-in-progress)

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Presented by Hannah Sullivan

A performance reading of a collection of short stories on song. Making a historical fiction of three solo unaccompanied singers: a ballad singer, a keener and a folk revivalist. Through lyrical new writing these tales place singing as a role in society, entwine the body with song and keep close to death and remembering. What happens to us when we sing? and what is the purpose of song? Hannah will sing between the stories.

This writing was inspired by research into 18th century English execution ballads, the tradition of keening in Ireland, and personal experience of singing in the folk club.

Made with the support of CPT, the MGCFutures bursary, Wainsgate Chapel and the Culture Capital Exchange.


Audience Feedback from previous work-in-progress

‘This was exquisite. Really special to be in the room.’

‘Absolutely beautiful voice. I could listen to you for days.’

‘Really beautiful and unique journey into your music research.’

‘Joyously simple, lovely and enjoyable. Dynamic performer.’

About the company

Hannah Sullivan is a writer/performer based in West Yorkshire, concerned with understanding and reframing creative practices and prioritising the emotional experience. Previous works include Echo Beach, Draw to Look and With Force and Noise. Hannah’s work is often described as considered, intimate and mediative.

“So beautiful” – Exeunt on With Force and Noise (Most Memorable Theatre of 2017) | @hannahsullivan8@hanlington

Image credit (c) Hannah Sullivan

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