Jenny MacDonald produced the world premiere of Cold Hands by Christina Katic at theatre503 London, in May 2005 to great reviews and sold out houses!
- Directed by: Sue Dunderdale
- Starring: Gabrielle Hamilton
- Lighting Designer: Phil Hewitt
- Sound Designer: John Leonard
- Costumes: Belle Mundy
Cold Hands was kindly supported by the Arts Council England, Stage One and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
Christina Katic’s powerful play is full of black humour and theatrical surprises, set on the edge of what’s real and what’s just in the mind. The play is about the way we invent and re-invent each other, particularly those we love best. It asks how we go on getting hurt time after time, and still carry on loving.
“A playwright with a provocatively unconventional imagination… a gem”
“This is like a little glimpse of something really rather exquisite: I want you to imagine that the curtains on some very private moment have been parted and there you are being treated to a special view, rarely happened upon by other travellers through theatreland.”
“Underneath the great humour and chaos that ensues, this is a rather touching piece about regret, separation and reflections on family life, love and opportunities both past, missed and lost.”
“Chritina Katic has written a sympathetic account of the kind of family generational play that’s been popular in recent years, but she brings to it a highly individual style.”
“Violet, played with independence and brilliant aplomb by veteran Gabrielle Hamilton….this gallant trio are never less than watchable, and Hamilton’s Violet is a Fortnum’s treat in itself.”