Sister is a 2-act, musically-driven show about a brother and sister, who live on opposite sides of the world, and so only speak over the phone/internet. When we meet them, the brother, a painter, is preparing for his first solo show– an exhibition drawing on their childhood. Sister is about the intensity, power-play and emotional landscape of a sibling relationship, set against the backdrop of his anxiety, her propensity for stretching the truth, and the shadows of their shared memories. Sister will be written for 2 actor/singers, an eight-piece improvising chamber orchestra and a split stage set design.
Sister’s R&D stage was supported by a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England. The show has been selected by Mercury Musical Developments for BEAM, a showcase of new British musical theatre, and will begin workshops in Summer 2021 at Snape Maltings in Suffolk with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. We’re currently welcoming conversations with potential producing partners for 2022.
We’re excited to welcome dramaturg Elin Schofield to the creative team for Sister.
Elin is a director, writer and movement director, and a supported artist at Sheffield Theatres. She recently won the inaugural Bill Cashmore Award for her play, ‘Screwdriver’ at the Lyric Hammersmith.