The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol is a richly textured and luminous play, inventively exploring peasant life, the earth and death.
Lucie Cabrol is a wild, tiny woman born into a peasant family in France in 1900, marked from birth and teased as a child. Abandoned by her lover, Jean, and banished by her family, she becomes an outcast, beginning her second life alone. She survives by selling mushrooms and berries, and smuggling goods across the border. But it is not until her third life, her afterlife, that she discovers the survival of something more than bare human existence - the survival of hope and love.
The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol was adapted from a short story by John Berger, and was first performed in 1994 at the Manchester Dancehouse.