by Polly Creed
1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.
Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions.
Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. Over the next ten months, they become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. Soon things start to unravel as they are forced to face the differences between them.
Timely and lyrical, Humane is a play about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
‘A rich experience… with obdurate humanity.’
‘ … joyful and defiant.’
– The Scotsman