Page extent: 72
ISBN: 9781783197811
Binding: PaperBack

Stone Face

Eve Leigh

PaperBack (17 May 2016)

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

Catherine is fifteen years old, and was discovered in a state of almost total neglect. 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 children can be shockingly resilient, especially with inspired medical care. Sponsored by a fundraising drive led by a tabloid newspaper, her only surviving relative has been able to get Catherine the best private medical 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 great-aunt begin to discover what it is, exactly, that they've uncovered...

Inspired by true events, Stone Face is Eve Leigh’s second full-length play at the Finborough Theatre.

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ISBN13 9781783197811
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 72


'Impressive two-hander that asks probing questions about modern Britain... There are flickers of intense agony and moments of real humour... Roy Alexander Weise’s production is a probing and thoughtful one that resists using shock mechanisms, but shocks all the same. Weise is the newly crowned winner of the JMK Young Director Award. If Stone Face is anything to go by, he is a deserving one.' The Stage

'Leigh's obvious research pays off...There's a sad stillness, a distance, that speaks wordlessly and well.' Time Out London

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