These three plays, all produced by Hertfordshire-based community theatre Pins & Feathers, tell extraordinary stories of ordinary people. With emotion and humour, they bring history to life, portraying characters challenged by events beyond their control, whose defiant voices resonate today.
Kate Miller is a writer, editor and creative writing teacher. Following a career in journalism, she gained an MA in playwriting from Essex University and co-founded Pins & Feathers Productions with Richard Syms. As well as the three plays in this collection, she has written First Light - a contemporary Passion Play (2015) and Plenty of Punch (2016) for Pins & Feathers. Her other plays include: The Noose of Light, about Edward Fitzgerald, the 19th century poet, produced by WriteOn, performed at the ADC Theatre Cambridge; Circlemakers, a short radio play, broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, produced by Menagerie Theatre, Cambridge; Another Fine Mess, produced at the Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin, Herts; and Shipton Blank, one of five winners in Equity / Writers' Guild / Directors' Guild competition, produced at Riverside Studios, London.