Gothic novel ‘Rebecca’ meets ‘Farmer Wants A Wife’ in a new one-woman show tackling coercive control.
Imagine an eligible bachelor… rich, handsome and widowed, seeking someone to heal his broken heart. Let’s call him Max. Imagine Max goes on a reality TV show to find a wife to join him on his substantial country property but then runs away with one of the production assistants – a young woman so unremarkable that no one remembers her name. She might seem passive and easy to control, but she’s been silent too long and is ready to speak up, no matter the consequences.
“Emma Gibson’s script is beautifully written, with characters that translate well into real life; people you might know, or perhaps elements of yourself that you might not be aware about.” Theatre Travels (for The Cuddle Parlour)
Content Warnings: This play includes discussion of violence against women, sexual assault and death.
Written and co-directed by Emma Gibson
Performed and co-directed by Michelle Cooper
Designed by Daniel McCusker
Produced by Emily Star
Image by Darren Gill
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.