Three figures weave together to disentangle their truth from the truth of their creators.

Annabella fell for her brother, or was she felled by him? The Duchess of Malfi finds love, and Death finds her. Beatrice chooses De Flores, but does she choose shame? Three figures weave the fibres of history, myth and thought to create a new tapestry. Where are they bound by their authors, and where can they unravel the knots and break free?

“Erica Chestnut and Ellen O’Connor, both of which were stellar performers […] they worked perfectly alongside each other[…] Both short plays were neither confronting nor pretentious. Instead, they were witty and entertaining. Director, Lennie Messing has curated a night of theatre that is unique, entertaining, will be accessible to all, and is actually a great introduction to theatre.” – Kiera Stephens, Lilithia Reviews

“Quiet Roar’s […] emphasis on unforgiving honesty has led them to present three incredible stories that speak in their own way to what it means to be alone. ‘Softly, Softly’ should not be missed.” – Thomas Gregory, Theatre Travels

Directed by Alonso Pineda

Actor – Erica Chestnut

Actor – Ellen O’Connor

Lighting/Sound Designer:  Jarman Oakley

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.