Rabbit Heart: A Lovely Tragedy

Dates and Times

Tue 14 March at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

Book Tickets

Part of Sprint 2017, running from Tue 7 – Sun 26 March. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full Sprint programme here.

Presented by Shambles Theatre


Tom and Martha are in love. Outcasts and vagabonds, they adore each other. He even worships Tom Waits as much as she does. Locked in their fantasy world they play and explore whilst scraping together the ends of old tobacco packets. Committed blindly to the world that they have created the two lovers dive deeper and deeper into each other, and further from reality.

Addressing both cultural acceptance of violence against women and the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, Rabbit Heart drags the audience into the couple’s lair and closes the cage behind them.

This play looks mental health deep in the eyes. How responsible are we for the person we love, if they are the person who hurts us the most?

Winner of the Epping Forest Council Creativity Award Bursary 2017

Please note, there will be a rabbit in this performance, so please be aware of this if you suffer with allergies.

Image credit – Laurence Howe

About the company

Inspired by verbatim writings and events, Shambles Theatre aims to evoke and enlighten our audience. Exploring socio-political issues through human relationships and holding a mirror up to the parts of culture we feel least comfortable addressing, we look to inspire discourse around the zeitgeist of the world we live in.

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