Brimstone & Treacle
April 25–30, 2016
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Tue–Sat £12 (Concessions £10.50)
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For two years middle-aged couple Tom and Amy Bates have been struggling to cope with their altered lives since their beloved undergraduate daughter Pattie was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident. Pattie, unable to walk and seemingly unable to communicate beyond making unintelligible sounds, is completely dependent upon them.
But their lives are dramatically changed by the arrival of a mysterious, yet apparently polite and friendly young stranger, Martin.
But who is Martin? And what does he want?
This clever, challenging and controversial play was originally written for television in 1976 for the BBC’s Play for Today series, however it remained untransmitted until 1987. In the meantime, Potter rewrote it for the stage and the play premiered in 1977 at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. In 1982 a film version was made with Sting playing the role of Martin.