A young couple are moving into their new home. A soldier is being held hostage. Two boys are searching for monsters.
All these things are connected by both family and time . . . but what story can be told when both family and time are broken?
Across twelve years, Shivered unpicks the story of two families and then re-weaves it into something new and startling. Seven people, one war, a derelict car plant, and mysterious lights in the sky . . . all come together in the Essex new-town of Draylingstowe, where the view from green hills once offered hope and prosperity for all.
Visceral yet tender, intimate yet expansive and feverishly imaginative, Philip Ridley’s Shivered is a state-of-the-nation play like no other. Shivered premiered at the Southwark Playhouse on 7 March 2012, in a production directed by Russell Bolam.