A painfully comic excavation of a family history that asks if there is an authorised version of the past - or just the one we can live with. Premiered at the Traverse Theatre in October 2012.
Kate Bane returns home to her parents for a winter weekend to introduce her new boyfriend. As the snow falls, Kate finds herself searching with increasing desperation for the truth about her family's past. Are her memories fact, or are they continually shifting acts of imagination?
Unable to pin down the truth, can she write a version of the family mythology that will ensure her own happiness?
'Fascinating... an Escher-like playfulness in its examination of the nature of creation' The Stage
'An amusing piece, well-crafted' The List
About the Author
Ella Hickson is a playwright who has received widespread critical acclaim for her first four plays. Eight debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received a Fringe First award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. She has also written Precious Little Talent and Hot Mess , both of which were highly commended by critics and audience alike. Her latest play, Boys , was a huge success for London's Soho Theatre in 2012. In addition, Hickson was an Emerging Playwright on attachment to the Traverse Theatre, as well as the 2011 Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Lyric Hammersmith. All of her previous plays are published by Nick Hern Books.