The Scent of Roses

21 February 2022

Opening on 25 February and running until 19 March 2022, Professor Harris' new play 'The Scent of Roses' explores the truth that underscores the lies we tell, and what we choose to believe.

The Scent of Roses begins with a wife who decides to take her husband hostage to finally have an honest conversation. This simple, transgressive act of demanding a straight answer sparks a chain of conversations, interrogations, obfuscations and revelations as a circle of connected lives try to work out what is real and find someone they can trust in a post-truth world.

"You'd be surprised how a simple thing like locking up your husband in the same room as you, makes you aware of something. Of being alive."

The Scent of Roses is written and directed by Zinnie Harris with designs by Tom Piper. The cast is Saskia Ashdown, Maureen Beattie, Leah Byrne, Peter Forbes and Neve McIntosh. 

Tickets for the play can be bought from The Lyceum webpage.