In June, Duchess Community High School, Shilbottle and Seahouses Primary Schools will be working with Newcastle based Cumbrian playwright and performer, Hannah Sowerby. We’re delighted to have Hannah working with us as part of our Rural Young Creatives project and workshops in Northumberland are supported by Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear.
Hannah is a Cumbrian writer, performer and comedian who is based in Newcastle. She has been writing plays since she was sixteen and is particularly interested in writing comedy and about her home county of Cumbria. Her play “Bridges Apart”, set in Cumbria during storm Desmond, was performed at Kendal Yarn’s festival of new plays. It was chosen to be part of Best of the Fest (the top six plays) in village Staveley. It was also chosen by a London theatre producer as one in seven out of over one thousand entries, seven short plays ran at the Union Theatre for a week, and also for Playing Up at Northern Stage.
Her one woman show ’10 Things to do in a Small Cumbrian Town’ was an Arts Council funded Performance that ran for three weeks at Alphabetti Theatre in 2021. The show was included in the article ‘Exeunt Writers’ Favourite Shows of 2021′.
“Delightfully Deadpan” – The Guardian
“Sharply written and with a hugely engaging performance at its core” – Exeunt Magazine
“Well-acted subtly humorous” – NARC Magazine