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Kate is a Glaswegian writer, artist and theatre maker. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Drama, and now facilitates drama workshops with people who have mental health issues. She is interested in working with communities and elevating new voices, as well as having a wee bit of a laugh whilst she’s at it.

This is a segment from a poem she wrote from the perspective of Tess, responding to the idea of what Tess thinks when she’s on her own.

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Written & Performed by Kate Ireland

Barrel Organ and English Touring Theatre are making an adaptation of the classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, due to tour nationally in 2021/22, and we are working with 15 young people from across the UK to make it happen. Meet more of the Tess Young Company here. 

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