A STAGE and screen actor who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company is set to tread the boards in Mistley.

Teresa Banham is joining music and theatre company The Telling at St Mary and St Michael’s Church on Thursday, November 23 for Vision, an imagined testimony of medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen.

The show comes from playwright and singer Clare Norburn and BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton.

Clare said: “While the script is grounded in research into Hildegard’s life, I was actually more interested in exploring how she experienced those moments than in giving a detailed historical account. 

“So, Vision is 'an imagined testimony' as Hildegard revisits and re-experiences meaningful episodes from her past. 

“It explores questions such as: what did it feel like to be taken away from her family at the age of 8?  

“How did she experience the visions which she referred to as 'the Living Light'?  What was the physical experience of her visions? 

"How did it feel to have so much responsibility in an age when women were generally powerless and silent?”

An Arthouse Film adaptation of Vision was released in 2020 in response to lockdown restrictions and tour cancellations. 

Tickets cost £5-£20 and are available to book online now at https://www.thetelling.co.uk/events/vision-mistley