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Folk

Author(s): Nell Leyshon
Company: Hampstead Downstairs / Celia Atkin

“I'll tell you one more thing. I got more songs in my head than I ever told you. I got enough to sing for days...”

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.

Performances

Hampstead Theatre, London