BBC Radio 4, 26 March 2008
Clare Duffy’s The Fall concerned
a 21-year-old girl’s search for her mother, who had given her away at birth and who no longer wanted to see her daughter.
The story was a familiar one (even down to the climactic meeting between the two of them), but the play was distinguished
by a skilful use of water symbolism to denote the central character Angela’s (Lucy Ellison’s) state of mind. The
more she wanted to forget, the more she imagined herself as a fallen women suitable only for drowning. As she came to understand
the reasons why her mother gave her away, the more she believed herself to be ‘redeemed’ in some way. Bruce Young
was the director.