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LLL Productions
2010 - 2011

Three short stories by Catherine Smith
Performed by Catherine Smith and Kathryn McGarr
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt

Incidental music by Peter Copley
played by Anne Hodgson (flutes) and Jo Eagle (accordion)
Sound design: John Avery
Lighting design:
Clare O'Donoghue

'... pulls no punches in taking us to the darkness at the very edge of our dreams. Gloriously subversive ... ' Vanessa Gebbie.

Three short stories by Catherine Smith from her collection, The Biting Point, adapted for the stage and directed by Mark C. Hewitt, with additional performances by Kathryn McGarr. The work was previewed in July 2010 at South Street, Reading, and at Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.

Promo shot for 'Sow', featuring actress Kathryn McGarr. Photo © Stephanie Sian Smith

WEIGHT: three stories about secrets
• SOW: a thin woman confesses to a priest the toxic secrets that have weighed her down for years. (Performed by Kathryn McGarr)
• THE KETTLE: five days after a married woman’s married lover dies in a road accident, the kettle stops working. (Performed by Catherine Smith)
• THE ASCENSION OF MARY: an unassuming, middle-aged woman discovers she can defy gravity – and she’s not the only one! (Performed by Catherine Smith)

Review from the Brighton Evening Argus »
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Below: Catherine Smith performing 'The Kettle' (South Street, Reading - photo © Candida Lucca)
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