Having both been deeply scarred by their own parents' separations, Joe and Anne never imagined they'd find themselves, years later, in the same position. Determined to place the interests of their son Alistair at the centre of their lives apart, they split with the firm objective of maintaining amicable relations at all costs.
But a sudden change in circumstance triggers a chain of events that pushes their best intentions to the limit… Before they know it, they are both teetering dangerously close to the edge of an abyss.
Kellie Smith's play Wilderness is a searing exploration of unconditional love and of the personal sacrifices it demands. It premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London, in March 2019.
‘We can do better – can’t we?’
'Finely crafted new writing'The Stage
'Heartbreaking... establishes Kellie Smith as one to watch'The Arts Desk
'Painfully funny'Exeunt Magazine