Corpus Playroom
Tue 17 - Sat 21 January

Crimes of the Heart

Beth Henley

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Content warning [May contain spoilers]

In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three McGrath sisters have arrived home to await news about the family patriarch, their grandfather who has been sent to the local hospital.

Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty with an awkward relationship history. Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed stint in Hollywood. Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after attempting to murder her husband.

An uncomfortable reunion takes place, where the sisters’ troubles – serious and yet hilarious – bubble to the surface and past resentments are laid bare. In the end the play is a story of three young women trying to escape the past and face the consequences of the various crimes of the heart they have each committed.

In a comedic discussion of human isolation, deceit and what it ultimately means to be a family, the tale of the McGrath sisters will resonate long after the curtain falls.

"It treads the fine line of flitting between the serious, the touching and the hilarious. The humour is gently biting, and the script is genuinely sparkling with wit."




120 minutes


£7/£6 (Tue £6/£5)
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Domestic Violence, Suicide

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