23:00, Tue 28th November 2006 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8
‘Morning Glory’ merges the visuals of black-light theatre with the macabre and burlesque humour of the Parisian ‘ Grand Guignol,’ The play offers a tangible feast for the senses –combining its lyrical dialogue with filmic imagery and characterization. Through dark comedy the play dissects the psyche of its protagonist – a lone woman. This deconstruction is undertaken by sinister and cruel gargoyles, who offer a poetic chorus on the proceedings. By cutting away the unnecessary flesh ‘Morning Glory’ heralds the existence of a voyeurs paradise, a new level of unwelcome intrusion.