Laughing at death and tackling taboos
It’s been a furious whirl of activity in rehearsals -exploring character, learning lines, tackling ‘the traffic of the stage’ and the choreography of movement. I’m known as a playwright for writing texts which are heightened realism, so finding the nuances, the tempo-rhythms, the contrast and emotional ‘volume’ is essential to balance the scenes.
It’s also been a time of interviews and articles. I’ve written an article on the genesis of the play and my life-long love of taboos for Wales Arts Review, which can be accessed here A shorter piece on writing for an all female cast, exploring issues of ageing can be found on the Wales Millennium Centre blog.