Sure Shots is an initiative by SweetScar to bring audiences the best of new theatre writing, in bite-sized form and for free. Sure Shots presents bursts of high-quality theatre that aim for lasting impact.
SweetScar has created eight Sure Shots, all of which have been UK stage premieres. They have explored self-help, self-harm, sexual abuse, environmental issues, polar exploration, inter-species relationships, the dilemmas involved in ordering food, and the disastrous consequences of accepting a muffin.
A woman pushes deep into an Arctic landscape and the extremities of her mind.
Almost all of the text is pre-recorded, fusing the woman’s inner arguments with a soundscape that reflects the extreme weather around her. This approach creates an unsettling relationship between the words and actions, and it poises the production on an edge between dream and reality.
At the climax, the woman falls through a sheet of ice; trapped in a glittering cave, she takes off her protective layers to reveal a hospital gown underneath.