About this event
Mary Martin is home.
As she walks the streets, towans and beaches of the small Cornish town that had been her world, powerful memories awaken and simmer.
‘Thought I’d go for a walk. Lay some ghosts to rest’.
TRE is a complex story about family, forgiveness and finding yourself in the face of lost dreams.
In turns, funny, romantic heart wrenching and ultimately empowering, TRE will resonate with the realities of real life in modern rural Cornwall.
Trigger Warning: This play explores themes of grief, loss and fertility.
Performed by Mary Woodvine Directed by Simon Harvey
(Made with support by FEAST, The Writers’ Block and Hall for Cornwall)
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Writer – Sarah Connors
Sarah is a Cornwall based writer. Her work explores ‘Stories of today,’ often giving a voice to the older woman’s experience. She draws inspiration from the working class background, her home in Cornwall and her Irish heritage. Sarah has been a finalist in the Papatango Playwriting Award, Phil Fox Award, Nick Darke Cornish Award and shortlisted for Theatre503 International playwriting Award.
“Sarah’s writing gets right to the heart of things. Her stories and plays are about the messiness of lives, written viscerally but with great humanity. I am a little bit jealous.” – Annamaria Murphy, Playwright, poet, author. Kneehigh Theatre, Radio 4.
Performer – Mary Woodvine.
Mary Woodvine is an Actress based in West Cornwall. Mary has worked many times with o-region – in One Darke Night, She has an extensive career in Theatre, Film and Television. She was a core member of Kneehigh Theatre from 1991, and has performed at The National Theatre, the RSC in Cornwall she has worked extensively with Wild Works, Palores (Kernow King) and o-region.
She plays the lead in Mark Jenkin’s latest film Enys Men, which premiered in Cannes 2022, she also played Sandra Leigh in Jenkin’s BAFTA winning film BAIT in 2019.
Television credits include: Judge John Deed (BBC) Poldark,Eastenders, Casualty, Doc Martin Our Friends in the North, Grafters, and Officer Took in Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct.
Director – Simon Harvey
Simon is the Artistic Director of o-region Theatre and Film company, Associate Artist at Hall for Cornwall and had a long Association with Kneehigh Theatre.For o-region he has
produced and directed HIRETH and MARTHUSOW HA MYSTERIS (HFC / Kresen Kernow) and ONE DARKE NIGHT He also wrote and directed FUP (in co-pro with Kneehigh).For Kneehigh work as Director included The Illustrated Girl, FUP, and Noye’s Fludde . As Associate Director Brief Encounter, Tristan and Yseult, 946, and The Red ShoesOther directing credits include Christmas.Time for Near Ta Theatre, A Christmas Carol and The Canterbury Tales for David Mynne. Trevithick and A Cornish Carol for The Acorn Penzance and Palores Productions.
Work in film includes producing the feature films The Midnight Drives by Mark Jenkin, Weekend Retreat and Brown Willy and LONG WAY BACK.
Simon also co-directed the Olivier award winning show Pride and Prejudice (Sort of ) which is currently undergoing an extensive National Tour.
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