An unflinching portrait of a family in crisis from an award-winning writer
'The night you threw me out I was frightened. But not as much as I am being back here ... I don't belong here no more.'
Lauren's come back for Christmas dinner, but she's not staying. They've found her a place with a creche so she can do her exams. Dad thinks she should stay home and Mum thinks she should have kept her legs shut. It's Moss Side 1974.
What's in the Cat premiered at Contact Theatre, Manchester, in November 2005 before transferring to the Royal Court, London, in December.
Linda Brogan's work includes a production of Basil and Beattie (Royal Exchange/Liverpool Everyman) and commissions by Wolsey/Tricycle (The Very Thought of You),Clean Break (Black Crows) and Contact (Ghost Town). She was a winner of the Alfred Fagon Award in 2001.
'Compelling, and often very funny, viewing. Four Stars' Manchester Online