Sometimes, you find yourself a fascinating case.
Inspired by Chekhov's short stories, The Trunk paints a blackly comic portrait of our everyday introspections. It tells of five characters forced out of their routine by the peculiar, unexplained actions of an eccentric sixth. As their very human stories intertwine, love, duty, hope and regret collide and pose a very simple question – why do we need other people quite so much?
The Trunk reunites writer Mike Carter (one of the writers of Jack the Ripper's London) with Crow Theatre, and Tim Sullivan of Savio(u)r Theatre, lauded in 2013 for Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The joint production has been developed specifically for The Space following a ScriptSpace reading and an appearance at the 15 Festival. It promises to utilise the venue’s unique architecture to surprising and illuminating effect.