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Brewery commission returns to Bristol following Edinburgh success

September is a proud month for Tobacco Factory Theatres as it prepares to welcome back explosive literary thriller, Heather.

Formerly titled Helen, the show began as a new commission in the Brewery Theatre as part of the a Play a Pie and a Pint series with Òran Mór and has since gone from strength to strength; picking up 4 & 5 star reviews and making The Scotsman's list of top shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Written by Verity Bargate Award-winning Thomas Eccleshare (Pastoral) and produced by Arches Brick Award-winners Dancing Brick, an Associate Company at Farnham Maltings, Heather combines slick staging with a gripping story of a beloved author revealing a disturbing new truth.

A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? Brilliantly imaginative and theatrically original, Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

★★★★★ "Jaw-droppingly excellent" The Scotsman
★★★★ "Ferociously smart writing, slickly staged" The Stage

Check out what audiences at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival had to say about the show in Heather: Tweets from the Fringe.  


Heather runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres from Wed 13 - Sat 16 September. For more information & tickets visit here

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