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Eve escapes her mind with work, drink and sex. No one sees past her carefully curated image of a woman in control, until she loses it…


Gabe is Eve’s new addiction. After another night of watching him flirt, this time with their waitress, Eve confronts the darkness in him. Memories of a childhood long ignored resurface when she realises that his pain lives in her too.

Darlings uses tender puppetry, striking stage images and a vulnerable script to explore a manipulative relationship and its connection to childhood experience.

In association with Creative Youth Network and with thanks to Tobacco Factory Theatres.

★★★★ “Darlings is a piece of theatre which will resonate with anyone who has forayed into the world of dating or felt stifled by childhood experiences” Create Hub

★★★★ "Sharp dialogue, poignancy and a look into the psychology behind our actions - what more could you ask for?" Epigram  

"Palomar are a bold and driven young company, bravely using art to explore the challenging and difficult areas of our lives." Ailie DeBonnaire, producer at Tobacco Factory Theatres


Written by Eleanor Hope-Jones

Directed by Eleanor Hope-Jones