The Secret Hen House Theatre
“This is a farm, not a theatre,” snapped Hannah’s dad. “Now get out of that mud, girl.”
Since the death of her mother, Hannah’s family life has been chaotic. Ignored by their dad, who is absorbed by grief and by the challenges of running their dilapidated farm, Hannah and her brothers and sisters are left to fend for themselves. While the younger kids run riot and the farm falls to rack and ruin, Hannah wants to do something special – something that connects her to her theatre-loving mum. So she decides to write and stage a play in the overgrown hen house in a remote corner of the farm. But when the farm is threatened with demolition, the drama suddenly turns real. As Hannah hatches a bold plan to save her family’s home and livelihood, who can she trust? And what will happen when her dad finds out?
“Absolutely delightful… I read it in two sittings.” Kate Agnew, Ham & High