SHETLAND Arts is welcoming Glasgow-based theatre company Reeling and Writhing to Shetland as part of the autumn Garrison Theatre programme on Monday 25th October. The company will perform new show Hannah and Harvey.
The play centres on Hannah and her dad, who live in parallel worlds. They live together but apart. Hannah’s world is her bedroom. She loves to paint and to dream. In her world, she has one real friend, a seven feet invisible rabbit called Harvey.
But lately, the worlds she creates in her paintings have become darker and scarier, places full of black clouds and spiders … and she is finding it harder and harder to return home. She doesn’t leave her bedroom much any more.
Dad’s world is the adult world of parenting and responsibility. But he is worried. For a long time he’s found it hard to talk to Hannah and it’s been even more difficult recently. Their two worlds collide but then help arrives … in a big rabbit shaped package.
Reeling and Writhing was founded by Katherine Morley and Tim Nunn. Katherine has most recently directed shows for the Tron Theatre, TAG, Grey Coast and Reeling and Writhing. Tim has previously been a project director for the Royal Academy of Arts and founded the theatre producing organisation “me&him”.
Shetland Arts assistant arts development officer Jacqui Clark said: “I have had the pleasure of seeing several shows by this new and exciting company and I for one am very much looking forward to seeing their new production in the Garrison.”
Shetland Arts is working in partnership with local charity Mind Your Head in promoting this show. Miss Clark explained: “The show touches on themes relating to mental health and we felt that it was an excellent opportunity for this local charity to raise awareness of the valuable work they do in our community.”
Tickets for Hannah and Harvey are priced £8/£6 concession and are available from the Shetland box office on (01595) 692114. The play is suitable for those aged 10 years and over.