Performance at Mull Theatre 8pm
Sat 20 May 2017
Supper at An Tobar at 6.30pm
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“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”
Descent explores the story of 50-somethings Rob and Cathy who are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown up and settled; but looming over all three of them is a threat that could rip their future apart.
It examines what happens as they try to hold onto each other - and themselves - in the face of early onset dementia. It doesn't flinch from the heartbreak they face, but it also celebrates the courage, the hope, the love and the humanity they bring to the fight.
Descent is directed by Allie Butler and is performed by Fiona MacNeil, Greg Powrie and Wendy Seager. Written by Linda Duncan McLaughlin.
Nominated: Best New Play and Best Male Actor CATS 2016
✯✯✯✯ ‘straightforwardly powerful and heartbreaking’ The Scotsman
✯✯✯✯ ‘touchingly perceptive... harrowing honesty...’ The Herald
✯✯✯✯ ‘captivating... brims with insights and emotional depth.’ The List
✯✯✯✯ ‘moving and intense... an arresting piece of theatre’ edinburghguide.com
✯✯✯✯ ‘direct and arresting ... balanced, dignified and deeply sad’ TV Bomb
✯✯✯✯✯ ‘a must-see’ mumbletheatre.net
Supported by Creative Scotland.
In Association with Beacon Arts Centre.
First produced at Òran Mór as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic.