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 begins with a wife who takes her husband hostage in order to have an honest conversation. This simple, transgressive act, and her demand for a straight answer, sparks a chain of conversations, interrogations, obfuscations and revelations, as they and those around them try to discover what is real and who they can trust in a post-truth world.
Zinnie Harris’s The Scent of Roses premieres at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in February 2022.