Greasy fish’n’chips, sticks of rock and a pot-bellied Spider-Man throwing himself off the pier; the annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight. It’s the busiest weekend of the year in this faded seaside town, but Bayview B&B is somehow closed for business.
A finalist in the Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Alison Carr's play Caterpillar is a darkly funny, searing and tender drama about those moments when we find ourselves teetering on the edge.
Caterpillar was first performed at Theatre503, London, in September 2018 before transferring to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, produced by Small Truth Theatre in association with Theatre503 and Michelle Barnette Productions.
‘I expect the plummet, I brace, but no. The wind is now a breeze is now a whisper and I’ve stopped; suspended in the sky…’
'Alison Carr's writing blisters on impact... it is as unflinchingly open about its discussion of depression, motherhood and family relationships, as it is funny and symbolic'A Younger Theatre
'Alison Carr’s ear for natural, funny dialogue distinguishes it from the outset'The Stage
'Carr's writing has much to commend it - not least its boldness in taking on contemporary issues head on'Broadway World