1903, Somerset. Rooted in the land where she has lived her entire life, Louie Hooper's mind overflows with its songs - more than 300 of them passed down from her mother. Cecil Sharp, a composer visiting from London, fears England's folk songs will be lost forever and sets out on a mission to transcribe each and every one. He believes Louie's music should speak not just for this place but for the whole of England. But whose England?
Inspired by a true story, Nell Leyshon's beautiful new play Folk features live folk song.
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Cast and creative
By: Nell Leyshon
Director: Roxana Silbert
Producer: Hampstead Theatre
Cast list: Ben Allen, Sasha Frost, Mariam Haque, Simon Robson
Design: Rose Revitt
Lighting: Matt Haskins
Sound: Tingying Dong
Other info: Gary Yershon (director of music)