Hannah Jane Walker: Highly Sensitive (Preview)

Date:Thu 09 May
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

Sensitivity is messy it's inconvenient.
We think of it as a weakness, yet 20% of the population are ‘highly sensitive’.
If you are not highly sensitive, you definitely know someone who is.

In this show Hannah Jane Walker asks if we could use ourselves better.

In stories, poems and conversation she asks whose stories we tell, what authority we listen to, and whether what we think is weak might just be our strongest future resource.

This is a show about toughness.   

“so cunningly and playfully constructed that it feels like a gift” The Guardian ★★★★

 

Award-winning poet and theatre maker, Hannah's poems are unexpectedly funny, sharp and conversational.

Hannah Jane Walker is a writer and producer from Cambridge. She studied literature at the University of East Anglia and poetry at Newcastle University. With Chris Thorpe she had made four plays, two published by Oberon. She has written for the Guardian and BBC Radio 4 and is currently working on a solo show about sensitivity called ‘Highly Sensitive’, a collaboration with playwright Rachel Mariner called ‘recovering misogynist’, a dance circus collaboration and a children’s book. Hannah’s poetry has been published by Nasty Little Press and she has just finished her first full poetry collection Shark! edited by Caroline Bird and Joe Dunthorne. She is an Associate Artist at the National Centre for Writing. 

BBC Four podcast: Sensitive Souls

 

“so cunningly and playfully constructed that it feels like a gift”
The Guardian ****

Age: 12+

Duration: 1 hr

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Directed by Katie Bonna | Produced by Sarah Crompton | Developed with Kirsty Housley, Chris Thorpe, Matt Burman, Rebecca Atkinson Lord and Shon Dale-Jones | Photo credit - Field and McGylnn |Supported by Associate Artist programme National Centre for Writing and Arts Council England

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