23 to 30 June 2007

in the Studio Theatre

Splendor

Splendour

by Abi Morgan

directed by John Norris

A play about decadence, desire and dictatorship. Inside a beautiful state residence on the edge of an Eastern European city four women wait. They talk about such things as Toy Story 2, Prada handbags, Chilli Vodka, anything... for outside, as snow is falling, civil wars looms ever nearer. With wit and a characteristic delight in the strange, Abi Morgan's writing brilliantly encompasses both the cruel veneer of our lives and the beating heart within.

This is Abi Morgan's fourth play, originally commissioned by Paines Plough with Granada TV Writers Award. First performed at the Traverse Theatre August 2000.

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