‘I know my boy. I’d know if something had happened to him.’
Maddy and Rory are devoted parents to three-year-old Joshua, committed to keeping him happy and safe. But when an everyday visit to a supermarket café turns into a far more troubling incident, their trust in those closest to them is shattered.
Gut is a taut psychological thriller that asks: who can be trusted with our children – and is it more dangerous not to trust at all?
Gut was first produced at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in association with the National Theatre of Scotland, in 2018. It was directed by Zinnie Harris.
Frances Poet’s other plays include Adam (National Theatre of Scotland), Dance of Death after Strindberg (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow), What Put the Blood after Racine (Peacock Theatre, Dublin) and Faith Fall (Òran Mór and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol).