Jen Silverman's

The Moors

Jen Silverman

Audrey Sheffield

The Carne Studio Theatre

Friday 3 December at 7:45pm*
Monday 6 December at 7:45pm
Tuesday 7 December at 2:15pm
Wednesday 8 December at 7:45pm**
Thursday 9 December at 2:15pm 

* Opening night of this run was livestreamed.

** The performance on Wed 8th Dec was a relaxed performance, find out more.

About the show

The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path.

The running time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

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Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Her plays include Witch (Writers Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse in LA); Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties… (Woolly Mammoth, Southwark Playhouse in London, MCC); The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf directed by Phylicia Rashad, Long Wharf, South Coast Repertory, Theater Biel/Solthurn in Switzerland, Salón Teatro in Spain, etc); and The Moors (The Playwrights Realm, Yale Repertory Theatre, Seymour Center in Sydney, Red Stitch in Melbourne). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, and an affiliated artist with The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. She’s a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow, a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She was the 2016–2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark.

Jen is the author of The Island Dwellers, a collection of interlinked stories published by Random House and longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Her debut novel We Play Ourselves was recently selected by O Magazine as an “LGBTQ Book That Will Change the Literary Landscape.” Her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, The Baffler, and LitHub among others.

Jen also writes for TV and film (Tales of the City on Netflix, original work in development with FX, A24, Netflix, Ardman Animations and Annapurna). Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.

Audrey is an award-winning UK and international freelance director, specialising in new writing, and committed to making work that is rigorous, imaginatively ambitious and emotionally truthful. 

She has just finished directing PERSPECTIVE, a new play written by Mackenzie Wellfare – winner of this year’s New Views competition for the National Theatre. Audrey is a recipient of an MGCfutures bursary 2020, was an Old Vic 12 Director 2019, nominated for the Arts Foundation Award 2018 and Finalist Best Director for the Off-West End Awards 2017/2018 (THE DARK ROOM, Theatre503). 

She has worked with buildings and organisations including the Young Vic, Almeida, Kiln, Old Vic, National Theatre, Hampstead, the RSC, in the West End and with the English Theatre Frankfurt. 

Audrey also has extensive experience of working with communities and young people. For more information and images of work, please see

Contains scenes of violence (including the use of fake blood and an axe), mentions of sexual assault, and haze.

Creative Team

Audrey Sheffield

Charlotte Henery

Lighting Designer
Laura Howard

Sound Designer
Callum Watson

Fight Director
Tom Jordan

Movement Director
Sarah Lamb

Vocal Coach
Katherine Heath

Singing Coach
Emilie Fleming


The Mastiff
Joe Boylan

Elinor Crawley

Victoria A. Grant

Dominique Hamilton

A Moor-Hen
Alina Lew

Maddy Strauss

Production Team

Production Manager
Josette Shipp

Stage Manager on the Book
Claudia Penna Rojas

Technical Stage Managers
Cara Dickens

Chief LX
Harry Masters

Dep. Chief/Programmer
Emily Compton

Production Carpenter
Lucas Harle

Production Sound Engineer
Sam Maslin

Costume Supervisor
Olivia Weltz

Live Streaming Manager 
Fintan Beirne

Live Streaming Supervisor 
Joe Tomlinson