The Swallowing Dark
Canaan and his son have come a long way to escape the horrors of Zimbabwe under Mugabe. But when Martha asks him to revisit his darkest memories, he’s forced to fight for their lives a second time.
Martha needs only an honest tale, but are either of them who they seem, and is the truth ever a simple story?
The Swallowing Dark is a psychological thriller that combines devastating power with the telling of a good story.
Paul Robinson's production is taut. It begins with arresting clarity, maintains a smart pace, and achieves just the right degree of brooding claustrophobiaHenry Hitchings
Paul Robinson's mesmerising production shifts between the claustrophobic intensity of the interviews and the flashbacks to AfricaPaul Taylor
Paul Robinson’s production is a success in no uncertain termsAlisdair Hinton
British Theatre Guide
Paul Robinson's unerring production achieves that most difficult thing: he takes us beyond the play's discomfort zone to consider all refugees for whom Canaan's words might ring true: "My home is not my home."Kate Kellaway