An exciting new play, Right of Way, is set to make its way to Falmouth's The Poly on March 15 next year.

The play, written and performed by Beth Bowden, has been praised for its exploration of joy, growth, and reclamation of space.

It's fresh from a successful run at 2023's VAULT Festival and the play also delves into topics surrounding disability, chronic illness, and the role of Young Carers.

Ms Bowden, penning the script while walking the South West Coast Path, channels a unique blend of movement and imagery as part of the tale.

Bowden said: "Placing my body in the landscape, I wrote about bodies in motion, bodies through illness, bodies as landscapes, and bodies moving through, against and within natural materials.

"Right of Way is experimental with all these elements."

Broadway World praised the play and said: "It straddles the line between poetry and theatre in an exquisite exploration of the 'landscape of grief'".

Falmouth Packet: The play comes fresh from a successful run at VAULT Festival 2023

Framed within the current climate of the Covid Inquiry, Right of Way highlights the plight of the vulnerable, the elderly, and disabled individuals during the pandemic.

Bowden highlighted: "It remains increasingly important to spotlight the many hidden and devastating impacts of COVID-19 and governmental failures: from the NHS backlog, the deaths of vulnerable people, the 13,000 children who have lost a parent to COVID, to the isolation experienced by many clinically vulnerable people and their families."

Show producer Susannah Bramwell disclosed there will be accompanying creative workshops for Young Carers.

"The workshops will address barriers Young Carers face, offering them an opportunity to connect with those in similar situations and take a break from their caring roles.

"Our aim is to provide outlets for creative expression and encourage their engagement in the arts, building upon the success of Westbank’s other creative ventures."

Commencing from Exeter Phoenix, the tour will visit various South West locations before culminating in Bristol.

Tickets can be purchased from The Poly show in Falmouth and are priced at £14 and £12 concessions plus a £1.50 booking fee.

Contact the venue directly at 01326 319461 for more information.