21:30, Tue 30th October – Sat 3rd November 2007 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 4
“Gemma was fine. Political.” “She wasn’t political.” “She wanted to adopt a Vietnamese baby outside the Uffizi.”
Gemma has stopped speaking. Lorna thinks it’s because she’s been sleeping with Rob. Alastair thinks it’s because of his love-letter. Gail wonders how she is going to cope with a baby when her best friend won’t speak and her boyfriend keeps coming to bed in a tracksuit. Rob wants to come round later for sex.
Minghella’s sharply comic view of modern life questions why silence is such a threat. This onslaught of infidelity, intimacy and indifference will make you laugh, but also make you wonder what we’re doing with all these words anyway...