Sat 20 May 2017
Mull Theatre
Druimfin, Tobermory

Box Office 01688 302211

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“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens.  Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”

50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled;  but looming over them is a threat that could rip their fu-ture apart.  Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.  

Descent doesn’t flinch from the heartbreak they face, but it also celebrates the courage, the hope, the humanity - and even the humour - they bring to the fight.

Written by Linda Duncan McLaughlin
Directed by Allie Butler

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’
✯✯✯✯ ‘direct and arresting ... balanced, dignified and deeply sad’ TV Bomb  
✯✯✯✯✯ ‘a must-see’  

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.