Or, The Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell
THE FEMALE WARRIOR is a theatrical account of the many surprizing incidents that befell the said Hannah Snell, born in 1723, and also known as James Gray, in her EXTRAORDINARY career as soldier, marine, mother, performer upon the stage & some time publican of the eponymous London tavern.
Touring Festival/Outdoor circuit for 2018 and beyond. Suitable for outdoor, covered or indoor locations. Easy set-up with no additional tech requirements.
Created by Talking Birds of Coventry, based on real events in the life of Hannah Snell, aka James Gray (1723 - 1792) in collaboration with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Warwick and supported by West Midlands Museum Development and Arts Council England.
Cast & creative team:
Genevieve Say - Young Hannah (role originally created by Elinor Coleman)
Sam Fox - Older Hannah (role originally created by Francesca Millican-Slater)
Other characters played by the Company
Liz Mytton - Wordsmith
Janet Vaughan - Design/Co-Director
Derek Nisbet - Music/Co-Director
In collaboration with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
Curator: Stephanie Bennett
Video: Rachel Bunce/RB Films
Filmed at the Goose Nest, Warwick Arts Centre as part of Bite Size Festival 7th October 2017 (Produced by China Plate)
Talking Birds is a Coventry company that creates Theatre of Place. The company’s outdoor/touring work includes The Whale - one of the most popular and long-running features of the UK street arts circuit - The Cricketers, the OakMobile and The Q. Talking Birds is pioneering mobile captioning of performance with The Difference Engine and peripatetic public consultation with The Cart.