Polly Button was an historical figure from the nineteenth century, whose story serves as an example of courage in the face of adversity.

At the heart of this story which has been worked into a poignant musical retelling, there is a battle for women’s rights, a mystery which may never be fully solved, and a lesson of resilience and unbelievable courage in the face of adversity.  Watch and listen as the ghost of Polly teaches a young writer to “weave another world”.

This show premiered to sell-out audiences in 2022, and went on to wow visitors to Warwick and Lichfield Festivals.  After performances at the end of the year, commissioned by the George Eliot Fellowship, it went on to the stage at the Albany Theatre in Coventry in 2023, and thence to Sidmouth Folk Festival.  Rosie Calvert took over the role of Polly Button: for a review of that performance, please click here.   https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/23706280.undoing-polly-button-sidmouths-manor-pavillion/

“Watched a significant moment in local folk history this evening!

Big congratulations to everyone involved in tonight’s excellent and long-awaited premiere of the Polly Button folk opera. Fantastic achievement by all – first class singing (gorgeous harmonies), masterly musicianship, a fascinating story beautifully told, and an engaging blend of a dark storyline with humour, social comment and historical context”. (Pete Willow, CV Folk).

Please contact Katherine directly on katherinefearmusic@gmail.com for details on how too book Polly Button for your event.