“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”
50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.
Descent doesn’t flinch from the heartbreak they face, but it also celebrates the courage, the hope, the humanity - and even the humour - they bring to the fight.
Written by Linda Duncan McLaughlin
Directed by Allie Butler
Supported by Creative Scotland.
In Association with Beacon Arts Centre.
First produced at Òran Mór as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic.