Stone Face

Finborough Theatre

Stone Face

17 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016

£16.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
2 reviews

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No scars at all. Which, when you think about it, is maybe not such a good sign

Catherine was fifteen when she was found. She and her mother shared a secret world in an anonymous one-bedroom flat in London. No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in. She can't walk and can't speak.

Her recovery seems impossible. But young people can be shockingly resilient, especially with inspired medical care. Sponsored by a fundraising drive led by a tabloid newspaper, her only living relative has been able to get Catherine the best private care that money can buy. She responds well to the experimental treatment. But she seems to be getting more violent, and remains stubbornly resistant to language. Or is she?

Soon, Catherine's doctors and half-sister begin to discover what it is, exactly, that they've uncovered...

A fairytale of modern Britain, inspired by true events.

World premiere



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“Finds a nice parallel between the events themselves and the very laborious process of psychiatric investigation. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“Fitfully fascinating but flawed... Turner brilliantly conveys the physicality of her trauma... Her re-engagement is gripping. ”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

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