Searching for closure, she is increasingly drawn to the disturbing world of Keith. As their relationship progresses the two spin webs of trickery and deceit – but who is the spider, and who is the fly? Can either of them escape their shared past? And will they emerge unscathed?
Spiderfly is a taut, thrilling debut play. It was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize and has had the support of Old Vic New Voices. It is directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward (The Sweet Science of Bruising, Groan Ups) and presented by Metal Rabbit Productions (Radiant Vermin, Cargo, We’re Staying RightHere, Lardo).
Webber’s script, deftly directed and neatly acted, has some grim humour and successfully rachets up the tension. But the drama’s climax feels sensationalist
Writer John Webber shows edgy promise with this story of a woman’s contrasting encounters with two men
Tense, intriguing if under-cooked two-hander about violence, forgiveness and closure
Another great show from Theatre503 sees Esther pursue very different relationships with the two men in her life, with one big secret at the heart of everything
This examination of human nature well and truly cements the fact that Webber is a writer to watch out for
Short, stark debut play about a toxic love triangle
This well-written piece is cleverly staged and draws out terrific performances from the two actors
Webber has shown here he can create something distinctive and involving from a relatively straightforward concept