Kindle – new play

DEVON’s Villages in Action rural arts organisation brings a new play by a local writer to two venues this spring – Ashburton Arts Centre on 14th May and Stockland village hall, near Honiton, on 3rd June.

Hattie Collins’ Kindle, performed by Almanac Theatre Company, takes a hard look at the stark divide between rural and urban communities and how climate change and ever-rising costs are affecting rural areas.

“I’m not sure if it’s the government, or the f#%ers we buy oil from who are actually in charge of this country.”

Heather, Holly and their mum Angela, a close-knit family from Devon struggle to run a rural petrol station. When Holly finally returns home from the city, she discovers a shattered version of the village she left behind…

Kindle is described as an intimate, turbulent, and captivating piece of new writing exploring modern rural communities, climate change and the impacts of the ever-rising cost of living.

After the show there is a free creative workshop, offering participants the opportunity to be part of creating a short, illustrated film. The workshop will be based around the themes of the play and the group will be joined by a community energy representative to hear a little bit about what they do.