Pennyroyal

Tuesday 12 July - Saturday 6 August

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd, LONDON, SW10 9ED

“I think of my body sometimes like it’s stubborn. We’re not good friends. Like it’s a spooky hotel, and I’m just a ghost haunting it. ’Cause you don’t live in a hotel, you just pass through.”

A world premiere presented at Finborough Theatre.

When Daphne is diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency at 19, her sister Christine steps in to help in the only way she knows how: by donating her eggs. For a moment, the world seems corrected. But as the years go by and Daphne sets out on the long road of IVF, the sisters’ relationship begins to twist. Pennyroyal explores the things expected of women and what happens when life doesn’t go to plan.

Pennyroyal is inspired by Edith Wharton’s 1922 novella The Old Maid, which was adapted ten years later into a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Zoe Akins. A hundred years on, the story is reimagined by Lucy Roslyn, with direction by Josh Roche.

The performance on 21 July will be captioned by Claire Hill.

This is a Festival Partner event. The performance requires tickets to be purchased in advance. Please follow the booking link to find out further details.

Pennyroyal