“When I said ‘for better or worse’, I thought I meant it. I just didn’t know how bad ‘worse’ could be.”
Maggie is an impulsive free spirit and would like to stay that way, so when she meets Jac, she struggles to fulfill Jac’s need for a stable relationship. But after she loses her job, Maggie and Jac must face the fact that an early onset Dementia diagnoses is going to change the shape of both of their lives forever. But Maggie has never needed anybody before and the relationship starts to fracture as they both try to hold on.
Maggie and Jac are an ordinary couple. Maggie and Jac were an ordinary couple. But Maggie is forgetting things and she can’t help wondering if that is ordinary after all. From East Anglian playwright Martha Loader, Splinter is about love and memory, and about what happens when you start to lose both.
Age Guidance: 14+
Warnings: Contains sexual content, loud noises & discussions about Alzeheimer’s