SILENCE: Storytelling with Rachel Rose Reid @ Hamilton House
‘Silence’ is brimming with gender politics, it’s a tale that shines a light on events erupting in 2018 headlines. The narrative begins with the outline of political marriages, and chivalric romance, but we find ourselves thrown into the consequences of the King’s sudden and thoughtless prohibition on women inheriting land. We follow the life of a heroine, Silence, who is raised as a boy to protect her future. His/her pronouns flip constantly as they struggle to be themselves in a society obsessed with public image and gendered roles. But for all its punch the plot is full of dry wit and wry humour, it’s a story that feels current and relevant for today’s audience.