A Traverse Theatre Company and Stephen Joseph Theatre co-production, The Monstrous Heart - a new play by Oliver Emanuel - opens at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in early October and comes to the Traverse Theatre in late October.
It will be performed by Christine Entwistle and Charlene Boyd and directed by Gareth Nicholls (Ulster American).
Joining the creative team is Cécile Trémolières (Set and Costume Designer), Tigger Johnson (Lighting Designer) and Oğuz Kaplangi (Composer and Sound Designer).
Mag (Christine Entwistle) lives in a rustic cabin in the Canadian wilds, far from neighbours and further from her past. But when her estranged daughter Beth (Charlene Boyd) turns up on the doorstep fresh from prison, the past becomes terrifyingly present. And it has teeth.
Beth came to ask Mag a question. But is she prepared for the answer? Can they really settle their scores? And can Mag keep an innocent party from being destroyed in the crossfire?
As a blizzard closes in and dangerous words are traded, Mag accepts a challenge from a most unexpected source and lights a fuse that looks set to blow both women sky high.
The Monstrous Heart examines afresh the eternal question of whether we ever really change how we’re made. Is it possible to kill our old selves and create someone new and better in their place?