Bryony Lavery’s hard-hitting play explores the nature of a serial-killing pedophile, forcing the audience to examine their own reactions to his crimes. Can forgiveness be found for such an evil crime? Are people born evil or can there be a deeper understanding of their actions? Frozen presents the play’s three characters predominantly through monologues, interspersed with occasional one-to-one dialogue. The grief-stricken mother, Nancy, is living with the aftermath of the abduction and subsequent murder of her ten year old daughter, Rhona, in 1980. Ralph is the serial killer who, despite priding himself on his organized, military precision, is finally caught and sentenced to life imprisonment. He becomes the case study of the third side of the triangle--Agnetha. She is an American criminal psychiatrist who comes to England on a visiting fellowship following the death of her colleague, David. As Nancy wrestles with her grief, their lives become powerfully interwoven until the final, sudden climax.
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