At a high-end London restaurant, two couples meet to talk: an estranged father and son, each damaged in his own way; and a couple of young women whose role-playing games occupy a vortex of private jokes. But as their separate conversations start to become entangled, abetted by their disarming waiter, the apparent realities of their relationships reveal themselves to be unsustainable fictions. A viciously sardonic state of the nation bulletin disguised as an absurd comedy of manners, or possibly vice versa, Chris Goode's new play is a disorienting examination of the extremism that dwells within even the most moderate hearts and minds.
Archive :: production:T828989049, play:S835820376, venue:V411
Rehearsed reading. Upstairs