Project Description

Set over the hectic, unforgiving season of Christmas and New Year, Falling Knives and Runaround Wives unfolds with four very different women caught in the eye of a storm.

Set over the hectic, unforgiving season of Christmas and New Year, Falling Knives and Runaround Wives unfolds with four very different women caught in the eye of a storm. Tricia is about to leave her beloved job as her fifteen year old daughter is pregnant; Gillian, Tricia’s cousin, has left her hubby for her lesbian lover (much to her mother’s horror); debt ridden Michelle is being cheated on, again, by her wayward husband, and Susan tries to hold her life together despite being regularly beaten by her violent partner. Their common goal is the determination to put on a rip-roaring New Years’ show as an ABBA Tribute band!

The company were approached by a support group for survivors of domestic violence, and asked to create a performance piece that gave a platform to their lived experiences, with the aim of bringing about change, through audiences gaining knowledge and understanding of the issues experienced by someone in a domestic violence situation.

…topical drama that doesn’t lay on the moral cement with a trowel, but rather ices the cake with humour, music and, dare we say, fun.

The Metro

Every woman should see this production – as a warning, as a great night out and mostly as a celebration. Keep on talking – your message needs to be heard.