Producer / January-February 2016
Weald by Daniel Foxsmith presented by Snuff Box Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange Manchester and Neil McPherson ran for four weeks at the Finborough Theatre.
“Life isn’t measured in distance travelled, Jim.
When the time comes, you say you made a choice.”
On a remote livery yard in rural England, Jim arrives ‘home’ in need of work. Sam, as old as the fixtures and fittings themselves, reluctantly agrees. As the men attempt to pick up from where they left off, fresh cracks appear beside old wounds. But the world can only be held at bay for so long before the two men will have to answer for their actions. A terse and delicate dissection of male emotions from a rural perspective.
“The writing has a real power.” – The Guardian
“Shanahan’s production is beautifully paced and thrillingly close-up….Catch this.” – The Times
“Bears witness to a way of life on the way out..” – WhatsOnStage
“A play that tackles complex and painful issues.” – Time Out
Jake was the producer on Weald and has his since produced Snuff Box Theatre’s BLUSH by Charlotte Josephine.