‘Everything meets there. Anord. Everything crashes there; the waves crash into the land, the sky crashes into the sea, the wind crashes against your body.’

Twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising a boy together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem. While Caireen embraces motherhood Fea struggles as she watches the boy grow in the likeness of his father whose body lies buried beneath the hawthorn tree.

Directed by Rough Magic’s award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Parker and starring Simone Kirby and Penny Layden, Cleft is a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive – and ultimately to make choices based on instinct.