Fen

Fen is a collaboration between movement director/theatre maker Maisie Newman, poet/musician Rowan Evans and other Bristol-based artists. We are a new company that brings together a collaboration of innovative theatre-makers and artists from across the South West, producing exciting and challenging work embedded in the shared cultural and natural heritage of our region.
Current project ‘WULF’ – a radical feminist adaption of the crucial & overlooked Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’ will start R&D in Nov. ‘WULF ‘will be an interdisciplinary performance with movement, original music and projection, with an all-female cast.

Fen is a collaboration between movement director/theatre maker Maisie Newman, poet/musician Rowan Evans and other Bristol-based artists. We are a new company that brings together a collaboration of innovative theatre-makers and artists from across the South West, producing exciting and challenging work embedded in the shared cultural and natural heritage of our region. 

Fen‘s first project WULF is a performance adaption of an Anglo-Saxon poem with movement, bilingual dialogue, original music and projection. The performance will be a radical feminist adaption of the crucial but overlooked Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’, one of only two in the language written from a female perspective. Using an all-female cast and a creative team that is two-thirds female, the poem’s unpredictable rhythm and form will be directly translated into physical movement. Sound design and projection will integrate field recordings from Somerset marshlands resembling the fenlands of the poem. 

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Director Maisie Newman

Composer/ Writer Rowan Evans

Associate Artist/ Script Supervisor Celine Lowenthal 

Projection Artist Jack Offord 

Designer Hannah Wolfe

Producer Christabel Holmes 

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Fen will be running a two week Research and Development period in Bristol in November, supported by Bristol Old Vic Ferment, for the project

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