The piece is being co-produced by Waterford actor Andrew Holden (who also stars) in association with Central Arts. It is directed by up-and-coming Cork director Killian Collins and also stars Paula Weldon, who will be well-known to many for her outstanding performances in many musicals.
Based on the classic novel by John Fowles, The Collector is a story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature. The Collector is a piece of theatre that captures your subconscious and possesses you. You will leave the theatre questioning your morals; the judgements of what you hold dear and close to your heart. The highly controversial novel, first published in 1963, has become more relevant as the decades have progressed.
The Collector tells the story of Frederick Clegg. Frederick is a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies. He becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey. No longer able to watch from afar, Frederick does the unthinkable and resorts to “collecting” her. What unfolds between the captor and the prisoner is a battle of wills and an exploration of privilege that will have the audience second guessing their inner moral dialogues.