“I expect the plummet, I brace, but no. The wind is now a breeze is now a whisper and I’ve stopped; suspended in the sky …”

Bayview is the only B&B closed for business on the busiest weekend of the year in this faded seaside town.

Greasy fish n chips, sticks of rock and a pot-bellied Spiderman is throwing himself off the pier. The annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight.

Simon is here to compete and turns up looking for a bed for the night but everything at Maeve’s beloved B&B is off kilter. Her daughter Claire is here to help or is she just making things worse?

You see, there’s a fine line between flying and falling.

Caterpillar is a darkly funny, searing and tender drama about when we find ourselves standing on the edge, do we dare to step off?

Caterpillar is written by Alison Carr and directed by Yasmeen Arden for the award-winning Small Truth Theatre. A finalist in the Theatre503 prestigious Playwriting Award, the play has its world premiere at Theatre503 before heading to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre where is was part of the Summer Play Readings 2017.


> Theatre503, London
Wednesday 29 August – Saturday 22 September 2018
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> Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 September 2018
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Further dates to be announced.