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

Carrying on the trend of supporting a charity from collections and profit from sale of programmes, this year we are raising money in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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