By Geoff Page
Corpus Playroom, Cambridge 09-11 April 2015
“I grew, day by day, more moody, more irritable, more regardless of the feelings of others.” “Yet mad I am not…and very surely do I not dream.”
The Black Cat is the tale of a man, his cat, his wife and an accident. An unnamed man tells the story of how he comes to be, stating right at the beginning of the piece, ‘Tomorrow I die.’
He tells of his childhood, his love for animals, his wife and the series of events that have led up to this moment. As we listen to the story weaving in and out of song there is cause to question the line between sanity and madness and what can trigger the fatal step over that line. Is he confessing, is he boasting or is he simply mad?
”Fantastic evening watching Steve Nicholson in 'The Black Cat'! Deliciously sinister, hugely disturbing and intensely captivating from beginning to end! Wow!! Huge congrats to Corkscrew Theatre Company on another incredible piece of theatre!KarenAudience