The text was written after hours of discussion with people affected by Parkinsons, their carers and healthcare professionals connected to voice rehabilitation. The Willow Tree is an ancient spirit who steals and consumes the voices, identity and soul of humans in order to survive. This scene is the story of one man who fights back against the Willow Tree. The man is performed by three voices: a professional baritone, and two performers who have Parkinson’s.
The making of:
Composer: Hannah Conway
Writer: Hazel Gould
Willow Tree: Iestyn Davies
Man: Brindley Sherratt, Peter Thompson, Stephen Panke
Filmmaker: Claudia Lee
Sound Production: Andrew Mellor