Directed by The Bunker’s Artistic Director (Joshua McTaggart), Abigail explores the fragility of love and the desperate measures we all go to in order to keep control in an unpredictable world.
In a snow-covered Berlin, a young woman meets a middle-aged man and they fall in love. As the year progresses, they fall apart. Told across a fractured timeline where the past and present collide, Abigail explores the fragility of love and the desperate measures we all go to in order to keep control in an unpredictable world. How far would you go to take control? Would you lie? Would you fight? Would you scream and shout or shut down and cry? In a world where so many things are out of our control, what happens when the one thing you think you need is the one thing you cannot have?
Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart says, When I first read Abigail, I was blown away by its beauty and poetic lyricism. There is a darkness to Fiona’s story that allows us to shine a light on some of the more sinister aspects of love and relationships. It is a privilege to be reunited with Fiona once again as we both shared our professional debuts together. In the two months since we opened, The Bunker has become a place for artists to experiment and audiences to explore and I cannot wait to continue this ethos with the world we create for Abigail.
Photos courtesy of Anton Belmonté