Morveren is a new intergenerational play by Kate Webster, which will be directed by Marvellous Machine Artistic Director Lou Corben, with original live music by Becki Jayne Reed. This piece is currently in the early stages of creation and is being developed specifically for a coastal tour with an integrated community engagement programme which forms part of the performance and leaves a legacy of the experience within the community. The play is conceived to be performed on coastal bandstands or similar structures, with the sea as a backdrop.
Drawing on English folklore and mermaid myths, Morveren is centred around a coastal community and what it’s like to be dependent on the sea. Tides are the rhythm of this community’s life, including the annual ritual in which they honour the water and everything it gives them. The play explores a world where women make the decisions, using theatrical magic and live music to tell this unique story of a matriarch handing on her power that offers an alternative to dystopian futures.
Morveren is currently in development. If you would like to talk to us about this project, please contact us.