“Why are you older than me?”
“You needed more time Egg. You’re more precious than me.”
An empty women’s prison visiting centre. Egg is brought in to wait. She is tough. Wiry. Tilly arrives. They are both in their 40s, both middle-aged. More than 10 years have passed since they’ve last seen each other.
Tilly has been given special permission to see Egg. Their mother has died and left them a letter each in her will. They have had no contact with her since she left them when they were girls.
Whilst in state care, Tilly made sure they were never separated. As they grew, however, these sisters gradually drifted apart. It is only the spectre of their mother that has brought them back together.
my sister feather shifts between this prison centre and the shared childhood of these two women to investigate trauma and sisterhood and to build a new work about survival, love, and loss.
my sister feather is the second play in a trilogy of work made by Liv Satchell about the relationship between grief, memory, and the female body.
It will be produced in 2018 with performers Belinda McClory and Emily Tomlins.