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He Said She Said They Said

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He Said She Said They Said is an exciting new performance, exploring gender in
modern Herefordshire. Six monologues have been written by six local writers, all with different identities and sexual orientations, based on their stories about living and growing up in a small rural place.
Meet the middle-aged actor struggling with his role in an entirely unglamorous
advert, hear how a grandmother grapple’s with her granddaughter’s life-choices and be transported back to Elizabethan England, were the boundaries between male and female were not always so clear cut…
Though our free-to-attend drama groups, it became clear that gender and identity is an incredibly important issue for their members. So why not join us for six unique stories and learn what it’s like to identify in different ways?
He Said She Said They Said will premiere Saturday 23 March 2024 with a strictly limited run of two performances. The audience will be sat at tables in the gorgeous Upstairs In De Koffie Pot. Share the actors stories and debate with your friends, all while enjoying drinks from the bar downstairs…


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WRITERS


Estelle van Warmelo is a local theatre legend. She is the Artistic Director of Feral
Productions, based in Herefordshire. Estelle has been writing, adapting and editing for thirty years and directs (award-winning) pantomimes for The Courtyard.

Jack Hughes’ first full length play "Jackpot"; was long listed for the BBC Script Room Drama Award. Since then, a number of his short plays have been produced professionally, in London, Edinburgh and Hereford.


Ari Bromage is a transgender performer and writer from Hereford. She studied
Performing Arts at Hereford College of Arts and her previous work has been
performed at The Courtyard and The Tompkins Theatre.


Margaret Adkins is a published poet and also writes for theatre. Two of her short
plays, ‘My Boy’ and ‘Cloth Ears’ have been performed at The Swan Theatre with
Crave Arts for the Worcester Fringe Festival. In a previous life, she was a nurse and midwife.


Ed Payne has won two Hospital Broadcasting Association awards for radio
presenting, co- written the album "Swimming Upstream"; for the band Silverland, written two original novels and a musical. He is also a firm member of the Cracked Slipper family, running our Drama for Change workshops.


Katherine White is a neurodivergent actor and writer, shortlisted for Broken Silence Theatre ‘Voices From Home’. Her work has been performed at the Park Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, RADA Studios, Bloomsbury Radio and Apricity Theatre.


DIRECTOR


Ant Stones is a Director and Writer from Hereford in the West Midlands. He is a
graduate of the Birkbeck MFA in Theatre Directing and The Royal Court’s Young
Writer’s Programme. He is the former Associate Playwright for Guildford
Shakespeare Company.


DESIGNER


Ruby Brown is a Performance Designer and Theatre Maker based in Cardiff and
Bristol. She has worked for a variety of theatre companies, including The Sherman
Theatre, Pentabus and The Wardrobe Theatre.

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