Exeter: 21st May 2018
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 6th - 11th August 2018
Released online: June 2020
"Just admit it, Damon."
"Admit I fucking won."
Chriss and Damon are in love. They have rules, they have roles – and they play games. Sometimes, they hurt each other. When they play. Such is love. Chriss and Damon are in love.
Every new game, every new scenario, the question remains: how far are they willing to go together? Chriss and Damon are in love. How far is too far? Stitches won’t always be sufficient. They are going to hurt each other. They have hurt each other. Chriss and Damon are in love.
Follow the link to watch the Filmed Production of Primrose Path, the first example of Mannequin Mouth's unique brand of cinematically-recorded theatre.
Primrose Path is a twisted exploration of love and its extremities. The story examines the combined jealousy, competition, and obsession that lurk at the heart of the relationship between lovers Chriss and Damon.
This deluded, devoted couple’s corrosive ambition to ‘play’ gradually leads them down an ever-escalating, all-consuming spiral of physical and emotional harm. Together, they explore the oppressive inescapability of love and learn just how far they will go to win emotional and physical dominance over each other.
Mannequin Mouth's debut show previewed in Exeter before touring to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Arriving as an unknown and untested company, word of mouth and audience reactions from the production saw us end our run with a sold out final show.
Written by Will Pinhey
Directed by India Howland and Will Pinhey
Produced by India Howland and Will Pinhey
Photography and visuals by India Howland
Laura Jackson as Chriss
Michael Hogg as Damon
Samuel Nicholls as Man
'A haunting yet enthrallingly written play...that left us speechless.'
'A beautifully macabre tale.'
'Devastating and thrilling.'
'Shocking and spine-tingling.'
All quotes taken from audience reviews of Primrose Path.