Caterpillar

The McCarthyTheatre

“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...”

Credits:

By Alison Carr
Directed by Yasmeen Arden
Designed by Holly Pigott
Produced by Small Truth Theatre

Offers: SJT+, Under 30s

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27 September - 29 September 2018
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“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...” 

Bayview is the only B&B closed for business on the busiest weekend of the year in this faded seaside town. 

Greasy fish’n’chips, sticks of rock and a pot-bellied Spiderman has just thrown himself off the pier. 

The annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight. 

Simon is here to compete and turns up looking for a bed for the night...but everything at Maeve’s beloved B&B is off kilter. Her daughter Claire is here to help or is she just making things worse? 

You see, there’s a fine line between flying and falling.

Caterpillar is a darkly funny, searing and tender drama about when we find ourselves standing on the edge, do we dare to step off?


Caterpillar is written by the acclaimed Alison Carr and Directed by Yasmeen Arden for the Award Winning Small Truth Theatre, and was one of the 2017 Summer Play Readings at the SJT. A finalist in the Theatre503 prestigious Playwriting Award, this is the world premiere of Caterpillar.

dates

Thursday 27 September 2018, 7.15pm

Friday 28 September 2018, 7.45pm

Saturday 29 September 2018, 7.45pm

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough