“Even mermaids huv tay teach thur weans tay swim.”
Somewhere in rural Lanarkshire, Craw leads Catherine to an ancient stone bridge and the promise of a new life with the son she abandoned at the same spot many years before.
Both women have nothing to lose. Forced to flee her home with her young baby, following the death of her husband, vulnerable Catherine reluctantly follows Craw, whose haunting
past drives a desperate quest for forgiveness, bringing them ever closer to danger. When danger finds them, Craw flees, leaving Catherine to survive alone, no matter what the cost.
Set in another Scotland, Roman Bridge is a play about survival and sacrifice, murder and love – and asks if we can ever truly leave the past behind to make a new life.
Presented as part of Reveal 2012, a season of work by new and diversifying artists, produced by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.
Reveal 2012 is supported by the Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership.