As the month slowly goes by, Charlotte becomes more and more convinced that she is not alone with the yellow wallpaper in her room. Charlotte and her husband are spending a month in the country. Is the wallpaper in their bedroom trying to speak to her? Has she been here before?Inspired by the classic short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Beautiful Hands was commissioned by Radio National in 2011. This rehearsed reading with live sound elements is directed by Jane Longhurst and is performed by Jane Longhurst, Guy Hooper and Joan Murray.
There will be a Q & A with Hilary Bell after the reading.
Hilary Bell is a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Studio, NIDA, and the Australian Film, Television and Radiohas written for stage, radio, screen and music theatre and her plays have been performed around the world. Best known works include: Wolf Lullaby, Memmie Le Blanc, The Mysteries: Genesis (with Lally Katz) and Angela’s Kitchen as associate writer. In 2012 her play The White Divers of Broome premiered for Black Swan / Perth Festival, The Splinter for Sydney Theatre Company, Victim Sidekick Boyfriend Me for the National Theatre’s Connections Program in London and Mrs President for Anchorage Opera.