Amy Hodge directs Scarlett Brookes, Shvorne Marks and Amanda Wright in Penelope Skinner’s elegantly mysterious new play Meek, an unflinching vision, which examines state control and self-control in an unknown theocratic society.
Meek will open at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before travelling to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
In a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, Irene finds herself imprisoned. As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision.
Skinner’s impassioned play for Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, is a searing evocation of fraught times; a haunting vision of ruthless authoritarianism, tense friendships and one woman’s determination not to be broken.