‘I expect the plummet, I brace, but no. The wind is now a breeze is now a whisper and I’ve stopped; suspended in the sky…’
Bayview is the only B&B closed for business on the busiest weekend of the year in this faded seaside town. Greasy fish ‘n’ chips, sticks of rock and pot-bellied Spiderman is throwing himself off the pier. The annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight.
Alison Carr’s play Caterpillar is a darkly funny, searing and tender drama about the moment when we find ourselves standing on the edge, and wonder if we dare to step off.
A finalist in the prestigious Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Caterpillar is premiered at Theatre503, London, in August 2018, prior to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.