Following Ellen McDougall’s inaugural production as the new artistic director at the Gate Theatre, The Unknown Island, the UK premiere of Magali Mougel’s play Suzy Storck opens at the theatre tonight. We spoke to the actress Kate Duchene, part of the cast of four, about what the play is about, which focusses on a woman who doesn’t want to have kids, and the societal pressures on woman to have children. It’s the first time Suzy Storck has been performed in this country, what is the story about?
It's 8:54pm. Suzy Storck sits by the window on this hot and airless night, waiting for her husband to come home. Upstairs she can hear her children, yelling and clamouring at their bedroom door. She's locked them in.
Suzy realises for the first time that she never chose any of this. She wonders how she ended up here. She imagines what escaping it might feel like. After tonight, there might never be a way out.
The Gate Theatre presents the UK debut of director Jean-Pierre Baro – one of the most exciting new artists voices in French theatre, and the world première of Magali Mougel's haunting play. A co-production with Extime Company.
This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.