Performed as a one-woman show, Victim follows the power struggle between prison guard Tracey and criminal Siobhan as they come face-to-face with a notorious inmate. As they both muse on their lives outside the prison walls, we come to learn of their anxieties and their hardships as they confront the realities of prison life. Darkly comic and at times chilling, Victim is a thoughtful reflection on modern life and how easily it can be turned upside down.
Plays by Martin Murphy
Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in a controversial case bringing her into the media's unforgiving gaze. Villain tells the story of a woman who wants to make a difference, a tragedy of trying to help innocent victims but ending up looking like the villain.
Villain premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 to critical acclaim. This edition was published to coincide with the first revival at the King's Head Theatre, London, in February 2017.
Martin Murphy's recent plays include Victim (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh) RockStar (Lyric Hammersmith) Villain (Underbelly / Kings Head Theatre) and Worlds (VAULT Festival). His previous works include Manor (Soho Theatre) and Barren (Old Vic Theatre, 24 Hour Plays.)
Martin also wrote the short film Poisoned and is half of the musical comedy double act Pistol and Jack who have performed at a range of venues including Soho Theatre, Assembly Edinburgh, NuWrite Festival Zagreb & Secret Garden Party.