An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.
5- 14 September 2019 Splendour by Abi MorganIn the opulent drawing room of a Presidential Palace, a western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator to take his portrait.He is late, very late. The dictator’s wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her.In a vodka haze, Prada shoes and light fingers tap out the time.All 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions.All 4 are in danger. This is the day that revolution comes to the palace.Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us to glimpse into the minds of 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour.23 August – 1st September 2018. Escaped Alone by Caryl ChurchillEscaped Alone showcases four disarming women who maintain the simple pleasures of tea and small talk interspersed with apocalyptic and increasingly absurdist visions of environmental collapse.
Precious Little by Madeleine George – September 2017
A play featuring amniocentesis, dead languages and a gorilla. Precious Little is a play that explores how we communicate, to those closest to us and to those we meet in everyday interactions. The biological clock is ticking for Brodie and her ordered world is about to disintegrate when she meets a powerful primate in the local zoo. This production was awarded Best Play in the Cornwall Drama Association 2017-18 Theatre Festival. Cast members, Tracey Hughes and Emma Phillips, were also recognised with the joint prize of the Mary Downie Best Supporting Actress award.
Let Me Be Me by Caitlin Rose – April 2016
The story of Ug, a girl with Cerebral Palsy and her fight to be accepted in her local community. The play is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “Ugly Duckling”.