Interview with Hanny from The Frights

Posted on Friday 13 March

The Frights is a twisting, darkly funny play that explores the shades of right and wrong and asks whether there is ever a right time to look the other away.  The Frights was written by Louise Taylor and directed by Ali Pritchard, for Alphabetti Theatre.   Alphabetti is a Newcastle-upon-Tyne based theatre company with a brand new venue and we are proud to welcome them to Darlington.  Check them out

Hanny is the main character in the play and after being asked to indulge in our #10questions blog, she sent this interview as well.  Have a read, then come and see the show.

The Frights promo image


Q1: Briefly tell our readers your experience out there?

I was out there as an aid worker for a charity that I’ve worked with for many years. Our position was compromised, we still don’t know how or by who. They saw me on the street and grabbed me, everything after that they were just making up as they went along.


Q2: How did you cope during that time?

It was 97 days but I didn’t have any concept of time. I think that was the hardest part to cope with. I just focused on home and the people I love.


Q3: How are you now adjusting to being back?

It’s early days and it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind. It’s such a relief to see my family. Just taking it a day at a time.


Q4: Will you go back?

Yes, we need to finish what we started.


Q5.How did you meet your boyfriend?

At University


Q6: Has your experience changed your perception of that region?

No, there are good and bad people everywhere.


The cast at Jabberwocky Market. Photo credit: Rich Kenworthy

Q7: What are you most looking forward to?

Bed, M&S meal deal, bottle of pink fizz.


Q8: Why did you choose to help the people you did rather than people at home?

Because we have the easiest world in the world and most of the time we don’t even realise it.


Q9: How are you planning on spending your next few months?

I haven’t thought that far ahead yet. Just living for the day at the moment.


Q10: In the past your charity have never spoken to the press, why now

I can’t comment on that right now.


The Frights is on at Quaker Meeting House on Saturday 28 March at 2:30pm – book tickets