Touch Theatre present ‘Splendour’
TOUCH theatre present’s Abi Morgan’s (The Iron Lady/Suffragette) Splendour; power and human fallibility told from a female perspective.
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 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions. All 4 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 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour.