Rabbit Hole tells the tale of Becca (Froggatt) and Howie Corbett, parents whose lives are changed forever after their young son Danny is killed in a car accident. Eight months on and they are drifting further and further apart; they deal with their grief in vastly different ways and become judgemental of each other’s choices. Becca wants to start afresh in a new home and give away their son’s possessions, but Howie wants to keep the memory of Danny alive. Their relationship begins to fragment and they find comfort in unexpected places, and with unexpected people.
The play explores the lasting effects of grief and the profound ways that we can find solace in pain. Lindsay Abaire has created a touching and memorable play which deals with difficult themes and yet manages to find hope amongst them.
Nicole Kidman’s production company adapted the play into a popular film in 2010, starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckha and Dianne Wiest. Kidman receivedand Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Becca. The film has arguably made the play even more popular, meaning it’ll be a sure hit on the West End.
Lindsay Abaire’s Good People has recently played at the Noel Coward Theatre to rave reviews, and Rabbit Hole is bound to be no different. The playwright is known for his dry, witty but poignantly observant style.
Catch the moving performance this Autumn at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.