The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H
Thursday 23rd February 2023 @ 7:30pm
- Main Stage Production
It is 1837 and piano mistress Mary Frances Heaton has been arrested for a breach of peace and committed to Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum after confronting Doncaster’s authorities.
The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H. is a poetic portrayal of a Victorian woman imprisoned by a society intent on control. This new contemporary music and performance piece chronicles Mary’s life-long struggle of telling her story to the outside world, and is based on Mary’s embroidered samplers, which were discovered in the asylum years later.
Stitched-up Theatre’s contemporary music theatre piece is a new composition by soprano Red Gray and Sarah Nicolls with her inside-out piano, touring Yorkshire following a successful run at the Arcola Theatre and Tete a Tete Festival in London.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Age recommendation: 12+