19:00, Tue 8th – Sat 12th March 2016 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 8
Violet has just split up with her husband. Cecilia likes painting dead birds. The sisters are living in their mildewed family pile in the back of beyond to look after their senile father and stop the ceiling from caving in. When their brother arrives with a prospective buyer, he unwittingly raises a storm of questions about the house's past and future.
The halls echo with eerie love songs, and the kitchen where the family gathers seems haunted by ghostly presences – alive and dead. As the body count moves from birds to things more substantial, the house’s occupants are forced to reconsider the life their family has led for centuries.
‘The Beck’ is by turns a warm, dark, and uncomfortably real piece of new writing by Flora de Falbe.