womanofflowersA brand new play by award winning writer Kaite O’Reilly -Woman of Flowers – is heading to Newport next month.

Acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge are embarking on a UK tour this autumn with the world premiere of the brand new play, an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh story from The Mabinogion, specially written for RADA trained actress Sophie Stone, who is Deaf.

The tour will be visiting Quay Arts in Newport on Tuesday 14th October.

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A story of desire, duty, deceit and revenge, Woman of Flowers explores the lengths someone will go to in order to escape the life chosen for them. The production of Woman of Flowers is presented in association with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and features live music, dance, video, surtitles throughout and sections of theatricalised sign created in a collaboration between Kaite O’Reilly, Sophie Stone and BSL expert and visual language director Jean St Clair.

Kirstie Davis, Artistic Director of Forest Forge, said:

“I have long been an admirer of Kaite’s work and Forest Forge were the first rural touring company to produce her ground breaking play Peeling. I saw In Water I’m Weightless and asked Kaite what she would like to write and who she would like to write for. The answer was this show and we both wanted Sophie to be the lead. We are so excited to be producing this extraordinary piece which will equally challenge and delight an audience in its look at those people who exist on the margins of society.”

The show running time is approximately 90 minutes with no interval. The show starts at 19:30 and costs just £10.00.

Tickets can be purchased from Quay Arts at or by calling 01983 822490.

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