Descent landscape
Live

Linda McLaughlin in association with Beacon Arts Centre

Descent

Sat 6 May 2017

Recommended for 14+ | 70mins

Descent explores one couple’s struggle to keep their love alive in the face of the raging force of dementia.

£12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

The show contains some swearing and implied violence

Book Tickets

"If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that's the deal. Isn't it?"

50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled, but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart.  Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.

Written by Linda Duncan McLaughlin. Directed by Allie Butler. Supported by Creative Scotland. In Association with Beacon Arts Centre.
Nominated for Best New Play at The Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2016

REVIEWS
'Straightforwardly powerful and heartbreaking’ - THE SCOTSMAN
'Touchingly perceptive... harrowing honesty...’  - THE HERALD
'Captivating… brims with insights and emotional depth.’ - THE LIST
'Moving and intense... an arresting piece of theatre’ - EDINBURGHGUIDE.COM
'A must- see’ - MUMBLETHEATRE.NET
'Direct and arresting ... balanced, dignified and deeply sad’ - TV BOMB

Booking Details

06/05 - 7:30pm