Face To Face
Face to Face is the striking new debut play from Christina Alagaratnam, following the families of Scott Bellamy and Emma Carmichael in the aftermath of a terrible murder. From awkward meetings in courtroom bathrooms to tense conversations across prison and kitchen tables, the show encapsulates the struggles faced by those closest to the victim and the accused.
On discovering that Scott is to be released from prison, Emma, the daughter of the man he murdered, cannot rest. Ten years since the trial, Emma is still unable to comprehend why Scott and his friend decided to attack her father, and goes to him to seek answers.
Lisa Bellamy and Jean Carmichael have been plagued by the actions made against their families. While Jean mourns her husband and the life her young daughter had stolen from her by losing her father, Lisa is wrought with guilt and confusion. Scott's return makes them both fearful- for their futures and the ones of those now closest to them.
Face to Face examines the realities of crime and questions: Who really suffers the life sentence?
This play is being shared at the Drayton Arms Theatre as a semi-staged reading, followed by a Q&A with opportunities to provide feedback for the future progression of the production.