Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Alice Darling
She’s called the council on her annoying neighbour, I don’t know, how many times?
She doesn’t want him, the neighbour, to know that it was her.
But it was. It's obvious.
It couldn’t be anyone else.
She’s his neighbour.
What is is with men and their inability to finish a project? All she wants is a fucking fence! For him to finish his renovations and put a fucking fence back up between their houses - So she doesn’t have to see what he does. What he does to his wife.
A play that examines the emotional turmoil and moral deilemma we can experience when we're a witness to domestic violence. We think there shouldn’t be one – a dilemma – that it’s pretty simple, just call the police. But fear can be stifling and can contort the most obvious of choices. Based on a personal experience, The Fence explores the complexities of courage and duty, and the dark debths of the psyche when we feel like we’ve failed others and ourselves.