‘I knew that you could strike out on your own. I may not have been the best father in the world, but I did get that right.’
When Eddie returns home to Shropshire, he falls back into his fractious, complicated relationship with his father, both skirting around things long left unsaid. As their connection starts to evolve, can they break through and find the new beginning they both need?
Tom Wentworth’s Little Bits of Ruined Beauty is a darkly comic play examining the subtle shift from cared-for to carer, and how dignity and independence are maintained in isolated rural areas.
It was premiered in 2022 by Pentabus on a tour of the UK, directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin, and commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists.