Synopsis

Folk

Folk $15.99

Nell Leyshon

Published by Methuen Drama

2 Male 2 Female

Nominated for an Olivier Award 2022

"I'll tell you one more thing. I got more songs in my head than I ever told you. I got enough to sing for days ..."

1903, Somerset

Rooted in the land where she has lived her entire life, Louie Hooper’s mind overflows with its songs - more than 300 of them passed down from her mother

Cecil Sharp, a composer visiting from London, fears England’s folk songs will be lost forever and sets out on a mission to transcribe each and every one

He believes Louie’s music should speak not just for this place but for the whole of England

Nell Leyshon's Olivier Award-nominated play with songs original was heard on BBC Radio before a sold-out, highly acclaimed run at London's Hampstead Theatre

The production was revived in June 2022 due to popular demand

REVIEWS

"FIVE STARS! Leyshon’s poetic way with words, the subtle modulations of Roxana
Silbert’s scenically humble production and the superb, lived ­in detail of the four actors hold us in thrall. This wonderful play deserves to endure" ~ Daily Telegraph

"FIVE STARS! Setting the bar for new writing impressively high with this beauty.
Breathtaking writing, flawless staging. Folk deserves to be around for a very long time" ~ WhatsOnStage

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