“Some of us, though, are bile and claws and blood. I don’t think you can change that.”

A 999 call sets the wheels in motion. Nothing stays a secret forever. Especially in this town.

Sadie returns to the place she hates. Natalie tries to do the right thing. Josh can only hope. Three stories linked by guilt, secrets and a missing boy.

A dark, funny and often tender new play by rising star Alison Carr, writer of “bruising yet touching” (The Stage) Iris at Live Theatre.

A Paines Plough, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Gate Theatre production. Directed by Hannah Banister.

Photographs by Kirsten McTernan