SILENT SPRING REVISITED – Rachel Carson’s Fight for Nature

SILENT SPRING REVISITED – Rachel Carson’s Fight for Nature

Rachel Carson, the great American environmentalist, has been in Jan Bolwell’s life since she was nine years old. Her conservationist grandmother introduced her to Carson’s famous book Silent Spring that exposed the dangers of the chemical pesticide DDT. Jan revisits...
Taking the High Ground

Taking the High Ground

Taking the High Ground A new play about Freda du Faur, the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910, and Lydia Bradey, the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen in 1988. Jan Bolwell’s new play Taking the High Ground delves into the lives of...
Dancing In The Wake

Dancing In The Wake

Dancing In The Wake The Story Of Lucia Joyce Dancing in the Wake tells the lively and ultimately tragic story of an extraordinary and talented young woman who grew up in the shadow of her famous father, James Joyce. Bolwell recreates the gaiety and creative fervour of...
Standing on my Hands

Standing on my Hands

 Standing on my hands   ‘Standing on my Hands’ explores Jan’s father’s WWII experiences, first in the North African desert, then escaping in Italy and hiding two years in a cave. This performance movingly captures his reconnection with the...