The Wheel

Zinnie Harris

The Wheel by Zinnie Harris, winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

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A man is banished in a soldier’s hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and so starts an unimaginable journey across continents and in and out of war zones. But in their need to survive, the woman and the child transform in ways that become irreversible.

The Wheel by Zinnie Harris premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2011 in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland.

Zinnie Harris is a playwright and screenwriter, her work includes the multi-award-winning play Further than the Furthest Thing, and Spooks.

‘A glorious luminosity of spirit…really rather special.’
Financial Times on Further than the Furthest Thing


Zinnie Harris’s plays include the multi-award-winning Further than the Furthest Thing (National Theatre/Tron Theatre; winner of the 1999 Peggy Ramsay Award, 2001 John Whiting Award, Edinburgh Fringe First Award), How to Hold Your Breath (Royal Court Theatre; joint winner of the Berwin Lee Award), The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland; joint winner of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression…

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