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The Meeting

The Meeting

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571350506
Published
19/07/2018
9780571350506
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

Teach me the language of your hands.

Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.

The Meeting by Charlotte Jones premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in July 2018.

Teach me the language of your hands.Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.The Meeting by Charlotte Jones premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in July 2018.
  • Charlotte Jones

    Charlotte Jones's first play Airswimming premiered at the Battersea Arts Centre, London and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In Flame premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 1999 and was revived at the New Ambassadors, London, in September 2000. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis premiered at the Bolton Octagon in 1999 and transferred to the Liverpool Everyman in May of that year. It won the Manchester Evening News Best Play Award and the Pearson Television Best Play Award of 1999. Charlotte Jones won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2000 for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Humble Boy was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award, 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award, 2002. The Dark premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2003, and in 2004 she wrote the book for the musical of The Woman in White (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel), which ran in the West End and on Broadway. The Lightning Play was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2006.

“A subtle, probing play that poses serious questions about faith, without denying its power.”
- Guardian
“What happens when prayers go unheard and unanswered? When serenity is violently disrupted by grief, desperation or desire? Jones#s writing is as tangy and restless as seawater, gently eddying one moment, cresting into tsunami-force waves the next, dangerous emotional undercurrents swirling beneath its surface... it has a deceptive simplicity, demanding an attentive ear as much to what is unsaid as to its plain-speaking poeticism.”
- The Times

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