Martin believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover, but
when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly, then he meets a woman whose demonic splendor at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion.
A Severed Head is an official full length stage adaptation of Iris Murdoch‘s 1961 novel of the same name. A Severed Head features three male and three female characters. Whilst this adaptation remains consistent with the original novel, much of the writing has been given fresh interpretation.
This project has now been abandoned.