by Sarah Connors, presented by o-region 18 Oct 2023 - 19 Oct 2023

Following a sold-out preview tour earlier in the year, o-region brings the powerful one woman show TRE by Sarah Connors to the Minack.

Mary Martin is home.

As she walks the streets, towans and beaches of the small Cornish town that had been her world, powerful memories awaken and simmer.

‘Thought I’d go for a walk.  Lay some ghosts to rest’.

TRE is a complex story about family, forgiveness and finding yourself in the face of lost dreams.

In turns, funny, romantic heart wrenching and ultimately empowering, TRE is a searing piece of contemporary Cornish playwriting.

About the team for TRE

Writer - Sarah Connors

Sarah is a Cornwall based writer. Her work explores ‘Stories of today,’ often giving a voice to the older woman’s experience. She draws inspiration from the working class background, her home in Cornwall and her Irish heritage. Sarah has been a finalist in the Papatango Playwriting Award, Phil Fox Award, Nick Darke Cornish Award and shortlisted for Theatre503 International playwriting Award. 

"Sarah’s writing gets right to the heart of things.  Her stories and plays are about the messiness of lives, written viscerally but with great humanity. I am a little bit jealous." 
Annamaria Murphy  Playwright, poet, author.
Kneehigh Theatre, Radio 4

Performer – Mary Woodvine

Mary Woodvine is an Actress based in West Cornwall. Mary has worked many times with o-region – in One Darke Night, She has an extensive career in Theatre, Film and Television. She was a core member of Kneehigh Theatre from 1991, and has performed at The National Theatre, the RSC in Cornwall she has worked extensively with Wild Works, Palores (Kernow King) and o-region.

She plays the lead in Mark Jenkin’s latest film Enys Men, which premiered in Cannes 2022, she also played  Sandra Leigh in Jenkin’s  BAFTA winning film BAIT in 2019.

Television credits include: Judge John Deed (BBC) Poldark,Eastenders,  Casualty, Doc Martin  Our Friends in the North, Grafters, and Officer Took in Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct.

Mary has recently performed at the Minack in Calvino Nights.

Director – Simon Harvey

Simon is the Artistic Director of o-region Theatre and Film company, Associate Artist at Hall for Cornwall and had a long Association with Kneehigh Theatre.For o-region he has produced and directed HIRETH and MARTHUSOW HA MYSTERIS  (HFC / Kresen Kernow) and ONE DARKE NIGHT  He also wrote and directed FUP (in co-pro with Kneehigh).For Kneehigh work as Director included The Illustrated Girl, FUP, and Noye’s Fludde . As Associate Director Brief Encounter, Tristan and Yseult, 946, and The Red ShoesOther directing credits include Christmas.Time for Near Ta Theatre, A Christmas Carol and The Canterbury Tales for David Mynne. Trevithick and A Cornish Carol for The Acorn Penzance and Palores Productions.

Work in film includes producing the feature films The Midnight Drives by Mark Jenkin, Weekend Retreat and Brown Willy and LONG WAY BACK.

Simon also co-directed the Olivier award winning show Pride and Prejudice (sort of ) which played the Minack in 2022 before touring nationally in 2023.  He also adapted, wrote and directed the recent MInack / o-region co-production of FUP.