Hush Now – Digital Wolverhampton Edition
Theatre • What's On at the NAC
Showing: 20/03/2021 to 27/02/2021
Feral Productions Present
Hush Now – Hidden Women
A Digital viewing.
Nine women. Nine songs. Nine doors flung open to reveal the incredible resilience of mothers who faced and overcame tremendous adversity.
Adapted for the stage and screen from Feral’s original site-specific production, Hush Now is a piece of digital theatre giving voice and visibility to Wolverhampton’s unmarried mothers who were stigmatised, silenced and hidden away in Mother and Baby homes across the county.
For 100 years, women across the world who found themselves pregnant, often through abuse, sometimes incest, but always at a point when they needed the support of those supposed to love them, were sent away, effectively hidden and rehoused in one of these facilities.
To give voices to the ‘unheard’ women, Feral Productions collaborated with Ledbury poet Sara-Jane Arbury who turned archival research into verse. Her verses were then turned into theatrical songs by Olivia Preye and performed in Hereford in 2019 in a series of promenade performances across nine different locations.
These pieces have now been adapted and will premiere in digital film form in March 2021 in Hereford, Wolverhampton and Dudley.
After a decades-old culture of shame and secrecy, Feral Productions are proud to give voice to the women who weren’t heard and visibility to the women who weren’t seen.
A participatory element to the project will offer local residents the opportunity to take part in Creative Writing (Thu 18th March) and Song Writing (Thu 25th March) digital workshops via Zoom with Hush Now writer Sara-Jane Arbury and composer Olivia Preye.
Tickets are FREE but limited just click on the workshops to find out more information and book your place today.
How to view?
Click book and choose how much you’d like to pay to view this show online and purchase your ticket as normal. You only need to buy one ticket per household, please note we have different tiers to help make this show as accessible as we can so please choose you tier carefully.
Your ticket will give you access to the digital show once it premieres on Saturday 20th March 7pm you will also be invited to a post-show discussion (via Zoom) after the online premier at 8.15pm.
Once booked you will be e-mailed on the 20th March with full instructions, a link and individual password to view the show online. If you can’t make the premiere, don’t worry Hush Now will be available to all ticket holders to watch on-demand until 27th of March.
Images copyright to Gabriella Karney.
Event Start: 7pm
Pay What You Can (Bronze): £3
Pay What You Can (Silver): £6
Pay What You Can (Gold): £12
Pay What You Can (Platinum): £18
Age limit: 16+ (recommended).