Lateisha Lovelace-Hanson in This Fair Field
21st Century are delighted to announce Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson has been cast in This Far Field.
Written almost 650 years ago by William Langland, Piers Plowman enters the mind of a wanderer, Will, as he falls asleep in the Malvern Hills, dreams of a ‘fair field full of folk’ and embarks on a quest to find Truth. Conceived and produced by multi-award-winning arts company Penned in the Margins, Fair Field re-imagines Piers Plowman for the twenty-first century through site-responsive performances, an exhibition at the National Poetry Library, educational workshops and more. Fair Field invites you to enter the psychedelic dreamscape of Piers Plowman — to explore a world of inequality, political corruption and spiritual crisis that is uncannily like our own.
At the heart of Fair Field is a series of live performances that bring Piers Plowman alive through music, theatre and spoken word. Created through innovative collaborations between some of the UK’s most talented artists and writers, this unique staging will be presented over two weekends in the poem’s key locations: the Malvern Hills (30 June-1 July) and London (7-8 July). Follow Will’s journey as he slips between waking and dreaming, between the fourteenth century and today, and encounter a cast of characters from Conscience to Gluttony.
You can also discover more about medieval poetry at an accompanying exhibition at the National Poetry Library (11 May-9 July), learn ‘how to write medieval’ in our online course with the Poetry School, and immerse yourself in the world of Piers Plowman through blogs, essays, interviews and multimedia.
Fair Field is commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall, and supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and King’s College London.