THE SEER            

AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE, BETRAYAL AND HONOUR

· WRITTEN BY PAUL ANTHONY MORRIS ·

SYNOPSIS OF THE SEER

MTWA has lived the devout life of a Seer for over twenty years.

Through his endeavours of contrition and celibacy the Seer has successfully tamed the bane of drought and disease and established his village as an idyllic paradise in the midst of an unforgiving terrain. One day a stranger enters the village over burdened by sorrows. In his zeal to help the Stranger, the Seer compromises his vows with devastating effect. The ensuing death, fire and floods are thought to be a direct consequence of the Seer abandoning his vows to pursue personal love and friendship. The Seer is driven from the village in hope that the karmic forces will relent. However, the decline only deepens as the village is forced to find a sacrificial scapegoat to placate the horrors that afflict them.

What excites me about The Seer is it is a genuinely big play; big in cast, in theatricality and vision. With huge questions of conscience, of moral choice and destiny.
— Alex Chisholm, Literary Manager, West Yorkshire Playhouse
The Seer represents an innovative and highly original presence weaving traditions of orature, musicality and movement that should be recognised and developed.
— Professor Deirdre Osborne, Lecturer in Drama, Goldsmith's University