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Hush Now – Hidden Women: Digital Edition

Premiere
Sat 13 Mar 7:00 pm -
Sat 20 Mar 11:59 pm

Feral Productions Present
Hush Now – Hidden Women

For 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 Herefordshire’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.

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.

This production is recommended for ages 16+.

Running time approx 1hour.

Tickets: Pay What You Can from just £5

 

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That ticket will automatically give you access to the digital show once it premieres on Saturday 13 March 7pm via, this digital event page. You must be logged in to your Courtyard account that you purchased the ticket with to watch.

If you can’t make the premiere, Hush Now will be available to watch on-demand, on this page, until Saturday 20 March 23:59.

 

Hush Now! Digital Version

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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 Herefordshire’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.

This production is recommended for ages 16+.