About this event
Ploughing the Salt Sea is a solo autobiographical music theatre show, drawing on Bev Lee Harling’s recently discovered rich heritage of centuries old, fishing family roots in Hastings.
The narrative, drawn from the suds of the Old Town Wash House, told through the eyes of the overlooked women, seeks to rewrite their stories of boats lost at sea and local life, back into our current consciousness through original and traditional folk song.
While the obvious themes are fishing-community related, the show also connects universally to women, secrecy, loss and finding your own voice.
Following each performance, the audience are invited to join an informal post show, community conversation with Bev. This is our opportunity to come together and get to the heart of the experience we just shared.
Written and performed by: Bev Lee Harling. Directed by: Dr. Mo Cohen. Sound design: Frank Moon. Set, video and costume design: Simon Daw. Choreography: Arthur Pita. Producer: Mae Dewsbery.
About Bev: Declared ‘simply brilliant’ by BBC Radio 6 DJ Gilles Peterson, Bev is a multi-genre vocalist, violinist and composer working across performance, theatre, dance, film and opera bringing classical, folk, jazz and found sounds to her projects and collaborations.
Duration: 75mins, no interval.