Violet’s village is falling into the sea. The cliff is crumbling, the ground giving way beneath her. There’s a hole where the bus stop used to be, the café is under the waves. The council have swooped in with an evacuation order; their homes aren’t safe. The ocean has won. But Violet won’t move.


Attrition is a story about climate change and coastal erosion told through a family drama, of three women in a house on a cliff edge, trying to understand each other before they are swept away. It’s a play that explores generational difference, loss and motherhood, inspired by the true stories of British coastal towns under evacuation orders, and those that have already fallen into the sea.


Commission supported by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain New Play Commission Scheme


Tatty Hennessy

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