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Monster

Author(s): Abigail Hood
Company: Veritas Theatre Company and Kepow in association with Park Theatre

Glasgow, 2006. An abandoned playground. Troubled teenagers Kayleigh Grey and Zoe Douglas are flirting, playing dare and fantasising about running away together to the Isle of Muck.

Despite being warned to keep away, teacher Miss Hastie is inexplicably drawn into the two girls' orbit of chaos and when Kayleigh’s mother, Hazel, attempts to keep her under her manipulative spell, the outcome is far worse than anyone could have ever anticipated.

With a cast of 6, this contemporary play explores the need for love and the powerful forces at play behind random acts of violence. How much control do we have over who we are and what we become? Does the past define our future? Can we ever forget who we once were, escape our past mistakes and start again? Or are we doomed to be haunted, hounded and hunted forever?

Performances

Park Theatre, London