Rabbit Heart; A Lovely Tragedy
Tom and Martha are in love. Outcasts and vagabonds, they adore each other. He even worships Tom Waits as much as she does. Locked in their fantasy world they play and explore whilst scraping together the ends of old tobacco packets. Committed blindly to the world that they have created the two lovers dive deeper and deeper into each other, and further from reality.
Addressing both cultural acceptance of violence against women and the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, Rabbit Heart drags the audience into the couple’s lair and closes the cage behind them.
This play looks mental health deep in the eyes. How responsible are we for the person we love, if they are the person who hurts us the most?
Winner of the Epping Forest Council Creativity Award Bursary 2016
Premiered at Camden Peoples Theatre as part of SPRINT'17 Festival
Part of Camden Fringe 2017