photos by Amanda Rolleston
Power and its disintegration, from a female perspective. TOUCH theatre explores the last hours of autocracy in Abi Morgan’s Splendour: decadence, desire and dictatorship as the regime collapses.
In the opulent drawing room of a Presidential Palace, a western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator to take his portrait. He is late, very late. The dictator’s wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her. In a vodka haze, Prada shoes and light fingers tap out the time. All 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions. All 4 are in danger. This is the day that revolution comes to the palace. Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us to glimpse into the minds of 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour.
5 /9/19 – The Acorn Penzance,
6/9/19 – St Austell Arts Centre
7/9/19 – Illogan Village Hall
12/9/19 – Hall for Gwinear
13/9/19 – Burrell Theatre, Truro School
14/9/19 – The Poly, Falmouth *
7.30pm. All tickets from CRBO except * The Poly