About the Unsaid

Mon 21st – Sat 26th Aug 2017


“'She seems so far away, we're running out of things to say, I wish it could be simple as before'”





Cosmic Arts


This touching new musical by Maria Shepard explores the interior monologues of three interconnected characters through acoustic songs, focusing on their lack of communication and the difference between what they think and say. Genuine, heartfelt and boldly thought-provoking: About the Unsaid is a daring fusion of folk genres and musical theatre that examines universally timeless dilemmas in relationships.

The story itself is about Lilly, a young woman wondering where she went wrong, Josh, the boy who got away, and Philippa, the mother she left behind. Held back by the fear of appearing vulnerable or saying the wrong thing, or simply by the superficial social codes of small talk, all three characters have to decide how much they say out loud. When Lilly impulsively decides to reconnect with an old flame, she begins to recognise the patterns of silence that have brought her to where she is today, and finds herself with a chance to undo the damage, if only she is brave enough to take it. The message of the show is ultimately encouraging, revealing the power of open and genuine communication with others – a message that all audiences can relate to and even learn from.

Written by Maria Shepard, the composer of the acclaimed student musical Anna Karenina, which performed to a sell-out run at Oxford University in February 2017.

Some of her songs can be found online: https://www.facebook.com/mariashepardsmusic/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Admission: £8(£6)

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