Hush Now: Hidden Women - Digital Edition

  • Where:
    The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
  • When:
    13 March
    7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • How much:
    Four pay-what-you-can options £5, £10, £15 or £20
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Theatre & Films
Hush Now: Hidden Women - Digital Edition

Hush Now is a piece of digital theatre giving voice and visibility to Herefordshire’s unmarried mothers who were stigmatised, silenced and hidden away in Mother and Baby homes across the county.

For 100 years, women across the world who found themselves pregnant, often through abuse, sometimes incest, but always at a point when they needed the support of those supposed to love them, were sent away. Effectively hidden and rehoused in one of these facilities.

To give voices to the ‘unheard’ women, Feral Productions collaborated with Ledbury poet Sara-Jane Arbury who turned archival research into verse. Her verses were then turned into theatrical songs by Olivia Preye and performed in Hereford in 2019 in a series of promenade performances across nine different locations.

These pieces have now been adapted and will premiere in digital film form.