by Edward Bond
Directed by Bill Merrow
"Summer" is set in Eastern Europe in and around a house overlooking the sea. It centres on an encounter between two women, whose pasts are terribly bound up with the German wartime occupation of the town and nearby islands. Forty years ago, Xenia's family threw dinner parties for the German officers in that very house; Martha, the family servant, was taken prisoner along with many of the townspeople and condemned to be shot. Only Xenia's intervention save Martha's life.
But now, Xenia lives in England and Martha still lives in the house. Xenia's visit - and the news that Martha is dying of an incurable disease - provokes a searing re-appraisal of the meaning of past events and of the present.
- Xenia - Ruth Lidyard
- Martha - Irene Winbourne
- Character 3 - Leslie Lidyard
- Pip Piacentino
- Nikki Hogg
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