‘Remember’ by Annie Moss
A psychological drama about love and loss.
Directed by Lawrence O’ Connor | Script by Annie Moss
The Cockpit Theatre | 11th – 14th September 2019
This insightful new play, written and produced by psychotherapist Annie Moss explores what we all eventually come to know: grieving the loss of those we love.
Karen, in psychotherapy for six years, has lost her adult son, Thomas, in a cycling accident. At the same time, Thomas’s wife, Elizabeth, joins a religious support group, guided by Sylvia. Whilst these characters reflect on their lives, we see how trauma, guilt and regret distort their perceptions. This universal human tendency is captured between Karen and the Therapist.
‘Remember’ urges us to face ourselves; to enrich relationships with the dead and the living.
Annie said, “It’s really exciting to have the opportunity to stage my debut play. I am acutely aware of the anguish of grief and the question of who one is afterwards. It’s a play about identity and how we remember is core to this question.
Psychotherapy is a journey of self discovery. Karen struggles with the Therapist but through the process, gains insight into the relationship with her son. I wanted to put long-term therapy on stage to show how this important type of help works”.
‘Remember’ was directed by Lawrence O’ Connor. Lawrence is an actor, director and acting teacher, having trained in Meisner Technique with Simon Furness at the Actors Temple and Tom Radcliffe (London Group Theatre). Recent directing highlights include Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Chelsea Theatre in 2016, which received 6 Off-West End Award nominations, including for best director.
Camden New Journal Review 4th May 2019: http://camdennewjournal.com/article/loss-assessor
Broadway World Review 15th September 2019: https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-REMEMBER-The-Cockpit-20190915