Stories from the land

MULTI Story Theatre Company brings Hefted, a play made up of stories across six centuries in Hefted, to Litton Cheney village hall on 29th January, at 7.30pm and Blandford on 30th at 7pm.

Hefted is a play told through nine stories embedded in the landscape, history, and psyche of rural life, presented by four actors who conjure a score of characters between them, interspersed with song and a spectacular soundscape.

Wryly funny, emotionally absorbing, the play asks big questions about our relationship with the land. The narrative sweeps across 600 years, starting in 1475 with a supernatural birth and moving through nine stories to an imagined 2075 in which tales from the past are retold to heal the present.

Some stories are fantastical, others dramatise real events: all explore the notion of being ‘hefted’ – deeply connected to the land.