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Swollen Tongues archiveWritten entirely in rhyming couplets, Swollen Tongues is a contemporary take on Restoration comedy - with a twist! Thomas and his sister, Catherine, are both instructed in the powers of poetry by Dr Wise. While Thomas is more prolific than skilled in his praise of his beloved Sonja, Catherine is strangely mute. The problem? Catherine is in love with Sonja too, and has taken the liberty of effectively improving her brother's verses and giving them to Sonja under an assumed name, Overripe. When Thomas discovers that he has been plagiarised, Dr Wise suggests a challenge of poetic skill. The ensuing flurry of disguises, tricks and revelations includes a visit to a Sapphic hideaway, closer to home than anyone might have imagined. Here, the characters discover that no one is without secrets, and that poetry can unlock the door to love in unexpected ways.

Author Kathleen Oliver.

Archive listings for Swollen Tongues

Work type: Play.


Company Off the Cuff Theatre Company. Director Jacqui Somerville. Design Jaimie Todd. Lighting Adam Carree.
24 May 02 to 25 May 02Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
listing details L2092121548
23 May 02Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
listing details L02097869374
17 May 02 to 18 May 02The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow :: V620
listing details L02017986971
15 May 02 to 16 May 02Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh :: V608
listing details L01217228172
13 May 02Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen :: V1588247755
listing details L1365008159
11 May 02Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L01403077546
10 May 02Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth :: V772
listing details L01755385911
7 May 02 to 9 May 02Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
listing details L2004004334
2 May 02 to 4 May 02Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L1773052661
27 Apr 02mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1522213603
26 Apr 02Theatre in the Mill, Bradford :: V968
listing details L01762184287
18 Apr 02 to 20 Apr 02General, Buxton :: V01581920941
listing details L0110792256
7 Apr 02 to 8 Apr 02Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
listing details L1478004461
4 Apr 02 to 5 Apr 02Harrow Arts Centre, Outer London :: V310
listing details L0812803546


Company Off the Cuff Theatre Company. Director Jacqui Somerville. Design Jaimie Todd. Lighting Adam Carree. Performer Sasha Regan. Performer Alwyne Taylor. Performer Paul Dubois. Performer Kathleen McGoldrick.
27 Feb 01 to 18 Mar 01BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L941924145
6 Sep 00 to 30 Sep 00Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
listing details L01475041174

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