The Firefolk in the Air
    By David Hutchison

    19:00, Tue 12th – Sat 16th July 2022 at Corpus Playroom
    Summer Vacation

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    Modest use of 'bad language' in two of ten scenes.

    The Belvoir Players’ inaugural production is the premiere of “The Firefolk in the Air” by David Hutchison. The action centres on an allegation of sexual harassment and the university administration’s attempts to deal with it:
    "On a starlit night, Terry Freeman, eminent professor of molecular biology at a redbrick university, is gripped in a moment of lust on the canal towpath with one of his post-grad students…
    But who gripped who? And was there something else in the air that night? Vice Chancellor, Julie Richards, is determined to get to the truth of the matter, and to do what is best for the University…"

    The well-drawn characters tell a compelling story, alongside the ‘who did what to whom’, raising many thought-provoking issues about justice, belief, society’s rewards, and the perspective of time.

    The excellent cast promises to do justice to an intriguing and well-crafted new play by an award-winning author.


    TERRY Freeman, professor of molecular biology
    PETER Freeman, his son, IT Systems engineer
    RUTH Norris, Postgraduate student
    JULIE Richards, University Vice-Chancellor
    ALAN Pearson, Dean of Faculty, Deputy Principal

    Production Team