A Letter to Lacey
“What we had was stronger than other couples because we went through so many emotions together – I couldn’t imagine being in a boring, safe relationship where no-one ever said a cross word ...”
Kara sits down to write an email to someone she’s never met: her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. Reece was the love of her life and as Kara spills her heart out, we learn just what it took to be with him – from their first meeting in the local park to their final showdown in a hospital. This play explores partner abuse and how it affects not just the couple involved, but their friends and family as well. Some of the content is shocking and sad; the musical numbers offer a little light-relief.
Catherine Johnson is the award-winning writer of Mamma Mia! (stage and screen) and the audio-guide for ABBA The Museum (Stockholm). Her stage plays include: Through The Wire (NT Connections); Shang-A-Lang (the Bush and tours); Little Baby Nothing, Dead Sheep, Boys Mean Business (the Bush); Rag Doll, Too Much Too Young (Bristol Old Vic) and her TV scripts include Casualty, Love Hurts, Sin Bin, Linda Green and Love in the 21st Century.
She lives in Bristol.