Feral Productions

Hush Now

An ambitious countywide series of digital and live performances that will give voice to the unmarried mothers who were stigmatised and hidden away in Magdalene Homes across Herefordshire.

28th May – 1st June 2019


Pre-show events will begin in High Town half an hour before the shows (7pm for the 7.30 evening show or 2.30pm for the 3pm matinee on Saturday), moving to Cathedral Close fifteen minutes before the show (7.15/2.45) then the ticketed performances will begin at 3pm/7.30pm at Number One Castle Street.

Hush Now is a promenade performance. You should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a little bit of outdoors exposure.

If there are any mobility issues it’s essential they let us know when booking so we can accommodate them.


Unmarried mothers. Hidden women’s voices heard.

Brand new theatre and site specific performances behind the doors of Herefordshire’s Magdalene Homes.

Not just an Irish story.

Hush Now by poet and playwright Sara-Jane Arbury

The Powell Theatre

Hereford 28th May – 1st June 2019

#hiddenwomen2019 #HfdsCulture


Nine women sing the unsung stories of Herefordshire’s mother and baby


Flinging wide the closed doors, heard and seen at last, they are invited to a gathering that finally brings them home.

Director - Estelle Van Warmelo

Writer - Sara-Jane Arbury

Composer - Olivia Preye

Supported by the Herefordshire’s a Great Place project.


In association with the Courtyard arts centre