Nutshell is a multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed, touring theatre company. Their last two shows won Fringe First awards and toured extensively throughout the UK. With the support of Creative Scotland development funding, Handfast has been made in collaboration with Jules Horne joining site specific shows Allotment (Fringe First Winner 2011) and Thread (Fringe First Winner 2012) to form the final part of her Still Points of The Turning World trilogy.
Handfast has been created to take place in a venue where a wedding reception and ceilidh would happen. This means the show lends itself to programming outside conventional theatre spaces and to rural touring venues.
Duration – c.1.5hrs
3 hour get-in / 2 hour get-out
8 people on tour
Playing space 3m x 3m approx minimum. 100 capacity in a hall space where seating can be placed “in the round”.
Audience suitability: A show suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID:
ʻ…a sensual experience for the audienceʼ –****THE TELEGRAPH
ʻJules Horne’s script is tight and revealingʼ – HOT SHOW –THE STAGE****
ʻDirected with loving attention to detail by Kate Nelsonʼ THE LIST****
ʻJules Horneʼs text is sophisticated and mature, brought to life by Kate Nelsonʼs staging – a compelling dramaʼ –****THE SCOTSMAN
ʻ… sublime acting… understated and totally mesmerisingʼ THE STAGE ʻMUST SEEʼ ****