‘Birthday Book of Storms’ is an imagined retelling of events in the life of the iconic poets Plath and Hughes and artist Assia Wevill. Sent in a twilight magic realist world, the events of their fateful, tragic lives are investigated by a girl wanting to know who she is and her forgotten place in their story. The play highlights the choices these protagonists made, and the consequences of their choices on the girl
The play, a Griffin Playwright Award finalist, is focused on the feminine truth in the Hughes saga.
‘The play is a combination of research and imaginative speculation. It is beautifully written‘- Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers (on Fire in the Head, 2022)
Content warning: suicide as documented in the history of the female artists Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill. Violence against children referred to.
Directed by Alex Menglet
Written by R.Johns
Graphics & Design by Peter Mumford
Performed by Anita Torrance, Roxana Păun Trifan, Ursula Searle, Jasper Bagg and Phil Roberts
Writer & Director Whisperer, Visual Artist Jaime Dörner
Lighting Design by Kris Chainey
Sound Design by Gianluigi Rotondo
Image by Peter Mumford
For more information visit https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mama-courthouse-winter-2022/birthday-book-of-storms/