Tom Wells' play Folk is a comedy about three unconventional people finding themselves through music. It was first performed at The STUDIO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 14 April 2016 at the start of a tour by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre.
The play is set in the front room of 'an old Victorian terraced house on Bannister Street, Withernsea', belonging to Sister Winnie, an Irish nun in her fifties. Winnie is no ordinary nun: she swears, she smokes, she drinks Guinness, and she loves a sing-song with Stephen (also in his fifties), who plays a battered guitar and some home-made tin whistles. But everything is about to change as Kayleigh, a reticent fifteen-year-old, extremely unsure of herself, throws a brick through Winnie's window without knowing what she was thinking, and is invited in by Winnie.
The premiere touring production was directed by Tessa Walker and designed by Bob Bailey, with Patrick Bridgman as Stephen, Chloe Harris as Kayleigh and Connie Walker as Winnie.