by Julie Tsang
“I have lived with these trees and watched them grow. You have been away from here for too long, you don’t see it. Or you have simply forgotten…”
Responding to a call-out, a repairman finds himself inexplicably drawn to an old woman and her house in the woods. At first it seems like a simple fix, but as a storm starts to close in, he is forced to confront the ghosts from his past.
A tale of guilt and childhood memory – can we ever really mend what is already broken?
About previous work:
‘…that rare beast… a bold theatrical experiment that is also remarkably entertaining.’ – The Times****
‘…makes a fascinating evening of theatre, full of variety, but circling around a single powerful theme’. – The Scotsman****
About the author:
Julie Tsang is an award-winning writer currently on a residency with the National Theatre of Scotland (John Mather Trust Award) and commissioned by Open Clasp Theatre, Newcastle. Julie’s plays have been performed at Oxford Playhouse, Theatre 503, Soho theatre, Tron theatre, Lyceum theatre and the Pleasance theatre. Her play The Family Unit was selected for the Women Playwrights International Conference in Montreal 2022.
Julie is on writing schemes with Edinburgh International Film Festival and a mentorship with Children’s BBC. She has since been commissioned to write content for Children’s BBC and Cbeebies Presents. Julie is part of Oli Lansley (Les Enfants Terribles) Wild Child scheme to develop her TV work with Tiger Aspects, Lucky17 Productions, Quay Productions and Sky Arts.
Julie’s work reflects themes on mixed heritage, identity, loss and family conflict. She has a particular interest in exploring stories of myth and folklore, with a focus on comparisons in the East and West.
Mentorships in theatre:
Playwrights Studio Scotland
New Earth Theatre
Oxford Playhouse Playmaker
Scotland Short Play Award (Cumbernauld theatre)
John Mather Trust Award (NTS)
Peggy Ramsey Award
Tom McGrath Award
Audio Short Drama Award (Alphabetti theatre)
Theatre Fund Award – Netflix
Titchfield Playwriting Award (shortlist)
Progressive Playwright Award Tron theatre (shortlist)
BBC Writersroom – The Break (shortlist)
Bruntwood Theatre Prize (longlist)
Womens’ Prize for Playwriting (longlist)