Winner of Total Theatre Award – 2002
Stella and Pete are a lovely couple sharing a great relationship. They must be, because Stella is a writing a self-help manual for the lovelorn, commitment phobics and serial monogamists. However, on holiday in a remote mountainous country patrolled by goats, Stella and Pete become involved in the lives of the locals. Their choices and desires lead them to some very different perspectives…
We glimpse the action through a pair of sliding screens which crop our view just like a camera frames a movie scene. What is revealed is a world in which a gesture, a laugh, or a map or a smoking cigarette, are all clues to the characters’ identities and fractured emotions. As the jigsaw of events falls into place, the characters’ dilemmas literally begin to take on a different shape.
Scapegoat premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002 and toured UK and Europe, including the Puppet Up! Festival in Blackpool and was supported by the British Council at the Prague Fringe Festival in 2003.