Many thanks to Rosalind Moran, for her review of my recent Street Theatre production of ‘Breaking the Castle’.
Breaking The Castle is a work of empathy in more than one way. The protagonist is challenged to learn to like himself. The audience is led through a story that humanises people with addiction issues, encouraging compassion for those who have fallen between the cracks. And the playwright himself, Peter Cook – who is also the play’s sole actor – evidently grappled with his own history in bringing this play to the stage. A story with elements drawn from real life, Breaking The Castle is the creation of someone who has faced demons and learnt to accept them as part of his story – making this play both powerful and moving.