A is For...
"My eyes, like darts scrutinise the congregation"
Eyam 1665, the village is in lockdown to fight the plague. When Hester the seamstress is wronged, she decides on revenge. Sometimes the quiet ones hold all the surprises.
A is For… is inspired by The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne which explores ‘naming and shaming’. During Lockdown I was drawn to stories of suppression and power. In times of confinement, feelings simmer and boil; a perfect time, I thought, to re-examine who writes the rules.
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Written by Jilly Sumsion
Directed by Ben Wilson
Performed by Nikki Patel (Hester) & Rob Peters (Jude)
Edited by Gabriel Stewart
Video and Artwork by Keira MacAlister (RocketParkArt)
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