Wild Things is a snapshot of life in the secure ward of a psychiatric hospital. It follows the path of two patients who, together with their nurse and analyst, struggle within the tightly-woven confines of the label ‘mad’.
But who has the right to label them? What separates this man and woman from the staff who treat them? And how can sanity be judged in the whitewashed world of the hospital ward? Anna Reynalds has created four characters who are all balancing on the knife edge of passion, striving to keep their path between the beasts and the angels. Wild Things shows us that leaping into the arms of fulfilment can be dangerously close to sinking into the grip of despair, and that the line between criminality and madness is very fine indeed.