Fringe World - Digging Deep - The Pleasure Garden, Until Sunday
Digging Deep is a hard hitting and intimate play following the reconnection of two sisters Lucy, a seemingly successful nurse, and Ann, an unsuccessful emotional wreck. The dark history of their family slowly unravels over the course of the play as the two sisters openly share their past experiences for the first time.
Written by young Manchester Playwright Gemma Flannery, who also plays the role of Ann, Digging Deep not only conveys the enormous weight that victims of sexual abuse carry and the crippling fear of opening about the awful past, it also explores the swamp of emotional issues that victims of sexual abuse have to deal with. The characters face self-doubt, guilt, anger, blame, isolation, powerlessness and the enormous courage needed to confront the past in an incredibly honest and sensitive way.
Flannery’s 6 years of experience with the Manchester police in role play for victims of sexual abuse is definitely key to this very believable and engaging performance.
Staring up-and-coming stage actor Abigail Martin as Lucy, the play is not at all for the faint hearted but highlights an incredibly important and too often taboo issue.
Digging Deep runs daily at 9:45 pm until Sunday 23/2/14 at Pink Falmingo at The Pleasure Garden, and tickets are available here.