This two person show derived from experiences of domestic violence, explored what happens when love goes wrong. Mixing collage with new writing, this production traced the abuse from small, easy to dismiss incidents through a gradual escalation that finally trapped both partners in a destructive cycle. Performed at Camden People's Theatre and Exeter Phoenix 2009. The Exeter Performance was kindly sponsored by Hartnell Chanot Family Law Specialists.

Combining new writing with collage techniques drawing on the works of Shakespeare, Cibber and Fletcher, the production presented both sides of the story, exploring how people can be motivated to monstrous actions in the name of love.

Creative Team

Deviser: Sarah McCourt
Director: Judy Preston
Poster Design: Mark Walker
Photo Credit: Dominic Burd

Cast: Tom Barratt and Sarah McCourt



In collaboration with Vitality Theatre Company alongside this performance ran a story sharing workshop with female survivors of Domestic Abuse. The theme of the workshop was celebrating moving forward and being a survivor. The workshop resulted in a 20 minute multi-media presentation piece that was being presented at the Exeter Womens Aid AGM.

"You achieved such a suitable and strong contribution to our AGM. We have had lots of very positive feedback from guests."  - AGM Organiser, November 2009