After its premiere at the Finborough Theatre, critically acclaimed new play Schism has transferred for a limited season at the Park Theatre, with author Athena Stevens reprising her role opposite Jonathan McGuinness.
‘You were supposed to make me a better person.’
Failed architect Harrison had plans to end his life. The last thing he needed was Katherine, a young student, breaking into his house begging for his help…
As their chaotic first encounter turns into the beginning of a twenty-year relationship, the unlikely couple grow to realise that they are capable of either building something great together – or absolutely destroying each other.
Following the journey of Harrison and Katherine, Schism is a stunning new play about two people finding each other, and questions at what point does a dream become unrealistic and out of date.
‘It has a palpable authenticity’ – The Guardian
‘Its gutsy heroine is hard to resist’ – The Times
‘Remarkable… both candid & brave’ – The Reviews Hub
‘Offers a seldom seen perspective on lives which are too often overlooked & stereotyped’ – The Stage
‘As authentic as they come’ – Time Out
Author Athena Stevens co-stars with Jonathan McGuinness in this moving two-hander, directed by Lily McLeish and designed by Anna Reid. It runs until 9 June at the Park Theatre.
For the post-show Q&A on Thursday 31 May 2018, I’ll be joined by Athena Stevens to discuss Schism and the issues it touches on.
Author & star Athena Stevens
“You are loved, you are precious and you contain multitudes”