1 to 9 November
in the Studio Theatre
by Caryl Churchill
directed by Ian Amos
FEN is a vibrant and moving play. Breaking new ground at the time it was written, the play is derived from interviews with local people: Their words and their stories form its heart. That community is represented by over 20 characters that span the generations from young children to a woman celebrating her 90th birthday.
FEN centres on a group of women working on the land in East Anglia in the early 1980s. Their lives are harsh, but punctuated with humour: Haunted by the past and with dreams of what might be, but trapped in the present - work, home, children, money, men…
Caryl Churchill is one of the UK’s leading living playwrights and FEN one of her major works.