Since its formation in 2015, local community theatre group, TOUCH theatre has performed plays written by female playwrights and with female actors. This year is no exception and TOUCH are touring the work of brilliant author Abi Morgan with the terrific work Splendour.
Splendour explores the last hours of autocracy: 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 four women harbour secrets and suspicions. All four 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 four women as they grapple with life, truth and honour.
The play is touring round Cornwall from 5th to 14th September. Performance dates are as follows:
5 Sept – The Acorn, Penzance
6 Sept – St Austell Arts Centre
7 Sept – Illogan Village Hall
12th Sept – Hall For Gwinear
13th Sept – Burrell Theatre, Truro School
14th Sept – The Poly, Falmouth*
Tickets are available from crbo.co.uk/touch (01726 879500) apart from * 01326 319461/ thepoly.org
The show starts at 7.30 pm and runs for 90 minutes.