When Max pays Ronan a visit at his restaurant in Dublin, he’s determined to prove to her how far he’s come, but she’s got something bigger to discuss. Over the course of one wine-soaked evening, old wounds are exposed and new truths uncovered. Meat is a story of class, consent and how modern Ireland reckons with the transgressions buried in its past. How can one couple navigate their shared history when their memories don’t quite match up?
Written by playwright and dramaturg Gillian Greer, Meat was a finalist in Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award in 2018, reaching the top 5 of 2,055 plays submitted from 49 countries. Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson and produced by Emily Carewe, this production is presented as a co-production with 45North.
It’s a credit to Greer’s play that its pungent aftertaste sticks around
Powerful drama about a young woman’s reckoning with a toxic past relationship
A strongly performed but uneven portrait of a woman confronting past sexual trauma
Gillian Greer’s striking new play explores the complexity and mess of sexual assault and consent