30th of May 2013 at Rannoch, T3 Festival, Exeter
27th, 28th of February and 1st of March 2015 at Discover 21 Theatre Edinburgh
Two people are stuck. He used to trust her; she may have fancied him once. There was something that originally glued them together, but it’s hard to remember just exactly what. They are sure it wasn’t always guilt, wasn’t always fear.
M: What do you want me to do?
S: Just hit me.
M: I don’t want to hurt you.
S: Nobody’s hurting anybody.
M: What do you mean?
S: Hit me with a baseball bat kick me in the stomach stick a knife in my chest electrocute me, seriously.
M: I can’t do this.
A portrait of a relationship, Bitter Sweet explores habit, guilt and the things we do to keep the status quo.
Written and directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir, performed by Ben Blow and Kate Foley-Scott in 2015 for play's Edinburgh premiere as well as the first professional production of the text. A work in progress showing of the play took place as part of University of Exeter’s T3 Festival 2013 at Rannoch. Performed by Raquel Ruelas and Charlie Bramald.