2nd June 2016 at 12.00pm and 6.00pm
New College Stamford Theatre
Frozen is about the murder of a ten-year-old girl by a child-molesting serial killer and the crime’s aftermath. There are three main characters, whose stories begin separately but then gradually converge. Agnetha, a psychiatrist from New York, presents evidence that violent criminals are brain damaged and not responsible for what they do. Nancy, the mother of Rhona, is eventually able to forgive the murderer, Ralph, who for his part finally learns to feel remorse.
Frozen raises issues of great importance for criminal justice. Is the murderer evil or is his crime only the symptom of an illness? The play also explores the act of forgiveness. How can it be possible for a mother to forgive a man who has sexually molested and murdered her young daughter?