Winter Hill

Timberlake Wertenbaker

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Heroism is danger and risk, and frankly, until now, it’s been male.

In the near future a group of women gather in a half-built structure on Winter Hill in Bolton. Is it a chance to have a drink with friends? Is it a book club discussing famous heroines? Or is it a revolution?

Set in the near future, Winter Hill centres on a eight women as they deal with the sale of local land to developers of a luxurious skyscraper hotel.

Questioning the lengths people should go in the name of a cause, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Winter Hill premiered at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, in May 2017.


Timberlake Wertenbaker’s plays include New Anatomies (ICA, London, 1982), Abel’s Sister (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1984), The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court), which won the Plays and Players Most Promising Playwright Award in 1985, Our Country’s Good (Royal Court and Broadway), winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988 and the New York Drama Critics’…

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