The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world.
In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes – more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad.
Based on a true story, Cordelia Lynn’s play Lela & Co. premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.
‘One of the most powerful 90 minutes I’ve spent in a theatre… An extraordinary Royal Court debut’
— The Times
‘One of the most powerful plays I’ve ever seen… a brilliant piece of new writing’
— The Arts Desk
‘Shattering… Lynn writes with a kind of reckless abandon… You have to force yourself to listen to [Lela] – and, god knows, it’s about time we did’