20:00, Thu 18th – Sat 20th November 2021 at Howard Theatre, Downing College
Michaelmas Week 6
This piece of new writing follows a young man, Danny, who leaves South Africa in search of a happier life with a family he once knew. Offered a job, alongside a secure, welcoming home, he finds joy with the foreign family. Once free from his troubled past, he begins to realise his radical freedom in the face of adversity.
The family also uncovers a new way of living, as Danny begins to develop a close relationship with his host, Martha, alongside her son, Alex. The longstanding atmosphere of tension is altered, as the pair secretly develop their own erotic interests in Danny. In the brief absence of Steven, domestic haven is both formed and threatened by uncontrollable and conflicting desire.
This is a gripping play with a diverse thematic reach, exploring identity, family relationships, sexuality, abuse and the possibility of a promising future. This exciting piece of new writing won the 2020 Marlowe Writer’s Prize and its debut on stage will be an event not to be missed.