shrapnel

Photo credit: Judith Fieldhouse

Living alone in a pandemic is no picnic.

Martha and Viv are best friends, living alone at opposite ends of the country and both refusing to leave the house. Single mum Helen is juggling her kids, her job as a nurse and weekly four hour round trips to deliver food to her mum, Martha. Helen’s kids are getting paranoid that the pandemic is turning them into social outcasts. 

Martha’s got a secret that threatens to shatter the already stretched familial loyalty. And she needs to tell someone before it’s too late. 

shrapnel is a darkly funny look at life in a pandemic and all the forms the fallout takes.

Performances ran from Thursday 19 November to Sunday 22 November.

Tickets were free but we invited donations to our chosen charities, Age UK, Tiny Changes or Acting for Others.

We got some lovely reviews. See what Dominic made of it at Corr Blimey. Hugh Simpson said it was “timely” on All Edinburgh Theatre. And Nico Marrone called it a “deeply relevant piece about kindness and community” for The Wee Review. Thanks, guys.