Not Talking (2013)

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Poster by Shona Doyle

by Mike Bartlett

Directed by Siobhan Campbell

Performances: Tue 17th – Sat 21st September 2013, Prompt Corner


What happens to a relationship when it becomes impossible to talk? What happens when the system does not allow us to speak? Exploring the destructive power of silence, we are presented with two stories with diverging timelines. We are introduced to James, a ‘conshie’ during WW2 and his wife Lucy. We also meet Mark and Amanda, both currently serving in the armed forces. The result is a narrative in which two different generations of characters seek a dubious and at times dangerous consolation in ‘not talking.’




  • Caroline Beckett for being such a wonderful AD, and Fiona Daffern for her amazing skills, it's really been a team effort. Thanks to Gavin for being a genius, Shona Doyle for once again making things look cool, and to Chaz for looking at my drunken scribble on the back of an envelope, understanding it and saying yes that'll work as a set. To Helen for sourcing all the archive images. Thanks to the cast, I've never laughed so much during rehearsals and will never look at a tie the same way again. Thank you to Barry for being such a hands on and supportive rep. Thanks to the cast of Chimps and Little Shop of Horrors for letting us build things and use spaces while they were also using them, that's teamwork folks!

Thanks as always to the members who staff the bar, box office, front of house, wardrobe and all those other things which keep us ticking along and doing what we love. Enjoy people!


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