BREAKING THE CASTLE

by Peter Cook

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BREAKING THE CASTLE

by Peter Cook

‘I tried dying and it didn’t work … I might as well try living now.’

David can’t get enough, of anything. Alcohol, drugs, women, gambling—whatever it takes to escape the bark of the black dog. Consumed by an overwhelming feeling of never belonging anywhere, days and nights are lived through a thick haze of drugs and alcohol. Then David is thrown an unlikely lifeline. Finding himself in the mountains of South-East Asia he is offered a chance at redemption.

Visceral, fierce, and uplifting, Breaking The Castle is an exquisitely rendered gripping tale of a man yearning for connection.

In many ways Peter Cook’s play answers the question, ‘Why theatre?’—Canberra City News