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After a packed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, Craig Higginson’s dark, witty and sexually-charged psychological drama goes on tour to Newcastle and Glasgow. A co-production by Citizens Theatre, Live Theatre (Newcastle) and The Market Theatre (South Africa).

Celia, a beautiful young English teacher, has started a new life in Paris.  But when she takes on a French-Congolese pupil, a relationship develops that starts to unravel dark truths from her past. 

Brimming with humour, rage and longing, this gripping play is both a minute exploration of an increasingly hazardous romantic entanglement and an insight into the tensions around class, race, language and identity that lie at the heart of present-day South Africa.

Cast: Marianne Oldham and Nat Ramabulana

TRAVERSE THEATRE

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
5-29 August
Run ended

LIVE THEATRE

NEWCASTLE
7-18 September
Main House
Book online at live.org.uk or phone 0191 232 1232.

CITIZENS THEATRE

21 September - 9 October
Circle Studio
Book online by clicking the Book Now button or phone 0141 429 0022.

DIRECTED BY MALCOLM PURKEY
DESIGN BY GARY MCCANN
LIGHTING DESIGN BY NOMVULA MOLEPO

Circle Studio

Preview 05.08.10
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome

BOOKING

Use the Book Now button to book tickets for performances at the Citizens Theatre. See left for Traverse Booking details.


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PRESS


Oldham is particularly compelling, constantly wearing a smile that suggests there are volumes behind it…as indeed there are.
Financial Times

exposes some painfully ugly truths about race and class, wealth and victimhood…written and directed with great skill, and beautifully performed by Marianne Oldham and Nat Ramabulana.
Scotsman

Higginson…is clearly gifted. He not only filters pressing concerns about race, prejudice and power through a highly charged two-hander, but he wraps it all up in a witty discourse about language itself.
Daily Telegraph

This piece challenges our received assumptions about ideology, language and sexuality to strong effect and comes recommended to thoughtful audiences.
The List

this gripping two-hander is a highlight of the Traverse programme.
Evening Standard

...[Marianne Oldham is] flame-haired, beautiful and sexy, with a killer comic personality and sudden depths of vulnerability: a new Maggie Smith, and there’s no praise higher.
What’s On Stage

things aren’t as black and white in South African theatre as they once were.
Read interview in The Herald with the Director and Writer

enough to make your toes curl up with delight…Impeccably directed by Malcolm Purkey, this is intense, sexy, dark, clever and fascinating
The Times

 

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