‘I’m whispering into your ear - and we couldn’t be further apart.’
A woman, a phone call, a final conversation.
In this extraordinary and prophetic monologue a woman fights for the person she loves. Jean Cocteau’s iconic play explores our desperate need for human relationships - and the machine that has changed them forever.
This production will present a brand new version of this classic text, 34 years since it was first produced at the Gate Theatre.
Although the production has a claustrophobic look, the tech elements and boxed-in set risk making the audience feel remote, not fascinatedly voyeuristic
Visually flashy production doesn’t best serve Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play
This is an interesting curio, very well realised but it’s hard to recommend it as a satisfying evening of theatre
Nothing else on stage other than her pain
Leanne Best delivers a tour de force of despair
Incredibly moving acting and much food for thought