In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can't afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can't afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us. With a cast including Linda Bassett and Robin Soans, Up In Arms present the latest collaboration between playwright Barney Norris and director Alice Hamilton following their productions of his debut At First Sight and the acclaimed Fear of Music.
Barney's plays are Visitors, Fear of Music and At First Sight. His first pamphlet of poems, Falling, has just been published, and his first book, To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, is forthcoming from Seren. Theatre as director includes I Cinna (St James Theatre), Ashes (Arcola Theatre for the Miniaturists) and Schnapps (Lyric Hammersmith). He is an associate of Out of Joint, runs workshop programmes for Salisbury Playhouse and Southampton Nuffield, and leads workshops at theatres across the country. His theatre writing is represented by Julia Mills at Berlin Associates and his fiction writing is represented by Laura Williams at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop.