Morna Pearson’s award-winning play HOW TO DISAPPEAR receives its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, 6-23 December.
November 30, 2017 |

When Helen Daniels from Neighbours died, Robert shut his door on the world. And he’s not opened it since. Now his only connection to the outside world is through his younger sister Isla, who looks after them both whilst their father is away in Ibiza on ‘business’.

With only a strange menagerie of creatures (including an iguana called Scott and a corn snake called Charlene) to keep them company, each day looks pretty much the same as the last – until their quiet lives are interrupted by a visit from Jessica, a benefit assessor, determined to prove that Robert is fit for work.

But Jessica soon realises that one size certainly does not fit all, as she suddenly stumbles across a secret about Robert that catapults her head first into a universe of infinite possibilities.

Merging biting social commentary and fantasy in unexpected ways, How to Disappear is a pitch-black comedy which gives a voice to those who often go unheard.

Winner of the Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play.

Buy tickets here: https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail/1268/how-to-disappear.aspx