A solitary woman finds a strange new presence in her remote house in this audio play which debates people v the planet, nature v culture
The stranger on the threshold is a dramatic staple. From An Inspector Calls to The Caretaker, the arrival of an outsider is a common catalyst for conflict. In Timberlake Wertenbaker’s new audio play, this familiar dynamic is knocked askew, challenging what we think we know about hospitality, ownership and trespassing.
Self-declared “ordinary” person Vivian (Georgie Glen) has tried to escape it all. Living in a remote house in the countryside, she values her solitude. But as the play opens, a strange new presence in her home (Saskia Ashdown) warns her that she’s not as alone as she thought she was. None of us are.