Event Details

Githa

Time: August 14, 2012 at 3pm to August 27, 2012 at 4pm
Location: C-Nova (Venue 145)
Street: India Buildings, Victoria Street
City/Town: Edinburgh
Website or Map: http://www.edfringe.com/whats…
Phone: 0845 260 1222
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: The Flanagan Collective #Littlefest
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

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Githa

By Hannah Davies

Directed by Peter Darney

 

In 1912 she became a hero. In the past 100 years she has been forgotten

 

A lyrical and intimate piece about an exceptional woman from a critical period in women¹s history.

 

The Flanagan Collective are proud to present the premiere of Yorkshire playwright Hannah Davies¹ first solo show. Performed as part of #LittleFest, a new festival at the heart of the Fringe.

 

London, 1912. K G Sowerby¹s play, Rutherford & Son, is an overnight hit.

Katherine Githa Sowerby is hailed as one of the most powerful dramatists of her time, but her work has since been overlooked. Githa explores the woman behind the plays and tells her forgotten story. It asks what it is that drives us to create, and looks at how time can be a blessing and a curse.

 

With evocative sound design and music reminiscent of the era, this is an arresting and exquisite one-woman show about one woman's remarkable impact on a man’s world.

 

Hannah Davies (writer and performer) is a Royal Court Young Writers Programme graduate who has worked with: Ice and Fire Theatre, York Theatre Royal, DryWrite, Old Bomb. Her play This is Not a Festival was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize 2011. Her acting credits include: Hollyoaks, Emmerdale (ITV), Bluest Blue (24:7 & Southwark Playhouse), Cigarettes and Chocolate (Old Bomb), Two (Gilded Balloon), The Frederica Quartet (BBC Radio).

 

Peter Darney (director) recently directed Six Degrees (Soho Theatre) Frank Sent Me (Soho Theatre), Mysterious Skin (Gilded Balloon, Drill Hall, The Teacher's Club Dublin), Edward II (Rose Theatre Bankside), Arden of Faversham (Rose Theatre Bankside), The Unthinkable (The Space), Beautiful Thing (BAC). He trained as an actor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was a 2001 BBC Carlton Hobbs Radio Award winner.

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