20:00, Thu 12th February 2009 - Sat 14th February 2009 at Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
Lent Week 4
The inmates are waiting. Nothing happens.
Time meanders. There are floors to clean, letters to write, time to spend in isolation. The rule is: ‘No Talking’. Friendships appear, develop and fail, briefly. The institution staff organise a Film Night, and the inmates watch the films. Nothing happens.
But then, at night, the inmates dream. We see flashes of daydreams and nightmares; of a time when they can leave their silent, monochrome world and escape into music.
With a score written and provided live by The Staircase Band (as seen in Suitcase Cabaret and the Gnädiges Fräulein), Film Night is a new piece of theatre using barely any words. Silent and still scenes contrast with vivid musical flashes, offering glimpses into the existence of the institutionalised, told through whispers and movement.