Directed & designed by John B Anderson
The amateur premier of the play in England.
It is a very topical play although written at the beginning of the 1920s. The press pursue a young woman after a child's death whilst in her care. She is offered refuge by a middle-aged novelist. It is a disturbing and complex play dealing with the complexities of guilt.
As the play unfolds differing stories emerge as to the reality of the child's death. It is like peeling an onion to reach the truth that in the end reaches a terrible climax.
Place: Rome. Time: Summer of 1922. Setting: The rented study of Ludovico Nota.
- Ersilia Drei - Imelda McGillicuddy
- Ludovico Nota, a novelist - Peter March
- Signora Onoria - Linda East
- Alfredo Cantavalle, a journalist - Richard Watkins
- Franco Laspiga, formerly a naval lieutenant - David Ford
- Emma, the maid - Jessica Cheeseman
- Consul Gritti - Stephen Carlill
- Stage Manager - Patricia Laban
- Assistant Stage Manager - Marie Crowhurst
- Lighting Design - Mike Elliott
- Lighting Operator - Jenny Newstead
- Sound Recording - Stephen Hitchens at SPR
- Ladies Costume Design - Alan Buckman
- Men's Costumes - SLT Wardrobe & the Royal National Theatre
- Set Construction - Anton Krause, Alan Buckman & members of the cast.
- Furniture - The Royal National Theatre
- Plaster Pediment - Harmers of Birckbeck Hill
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