Patrick Marmion's new play, which sees a mysterious old man enter the lives of a young family, premieres at the White Bear in Kennington
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
"So I went and made a cup of sweet tea and he drank it down in one, even though it was really hot. Then he hugged me and kissed me on both cheeks. He stank so much I was nearly sick." A young couple find a strange man with a violin in the cellar of their new home. Where is he really from? Should they surrender him to the law, book music lessons for their son, or do away with him altogether? Between a shrink's couch, the arrival of unexplained groceries and a sacrificial dog, Patrick Marmion's unnerving new comedy is about the stuff you don't want to know, but you ultimately have to accept.