Intense live drama where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction. It is performed daily by new actors who never see the script in advance.
There are four desks and four laptops. Four U.N. lawyers have been brought in at short notice to read pre-prepared texts in an explosive tribunal. They are reading blind and have no idea what happens next.
The lawyers read interview transcripts from Judith K, an African warlord’s wife. After her husband’s assassination, Judith becomes leader. She takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she?
The lawyers turn off their lamps one by one, then their laptops, until we’re all left in darkness.
Double billed with downloaded drama City of the Blind.
Warning: sexual violence
Running time: 1 hour
★★★★ “Intense... dark imaginings" The Herald
★★★★ “Highly honed… superb” The Stage
★★★★ "Thrilling... thought-provoking... " EdFestMag
★★★★ “It’s a cracker” The Beasts Pen
“Compelling… rich… provocative” Total Theatre
“Dramatically pure… inventive” Sunday Herald
“Unique… very clever” A Younger Theatre
"Magnificent… amazing theatre” London Grip
Shortlisted Amnesty Int. Freedom of Expression Award
8 - 9 June, Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena, Cultura Inglesa Festival, São Paulo
WORLD PREMIERE: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2014
31 July - 24 August 2014, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
24 Oct, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
Written and directed by DAVID LEDDY
Portuguese Translation by MARCO AURÉLIO NUNES
Spanish Translation by CONSTANZA BRIEBA
Producer MHARI HETHERINGTON
Technical Manager GERALD MCDERMOTT
Assistant Producer HANNAH PUTSEY
Casting Associate EMILY REUTLINGER
Casting Assistant SAMUEL KEEFE
PR LIZ SMITH
Education Coordinator ANDREW EATON-LEWIS
Funded by Creative Scotland
Part of Made in Scotland Showcase 2014, see www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
DUKES THEATRE, LANCASTER, OCT 2014
Friday 24 Oct at 8pm
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014
Thursday 31st July at 3.45pm
Glenna Scacchi Morrison
Friday 1st August at 6.15pm
Saturday 2nd August at 9.15pm
Sunday 3rd August at 11am
Graham De Banzie
Tuesday 5th August at 1.30pm
Wednesday 6th August at 3.45pm
Thursday 7th August at 6.30pm
Friday 8th August at 9pm
Saturday 9 August at 11am
Sunday 10th August at 1.30pm
Tuesday 12th August at 3.45pm
Wednesday 13th August at 6.30pm
Thursday 14th August at 9.15pm
Friday 15th August at 11am
Saturday 16th August at 1.20pm
Sunday 17th August at 3.45pm
Tuesday 19th August at 6.30pm
Wednesday 20th August at 9.15pm
Thursday 21st August at 11am
Friday 22nd August at 1.30pm
Saturday 23rd August at 3.45pm
Sunday 24th August at 6.30pm
HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION by David Leddy
First edition, 2014.
£9.99 + P&P.
Published and sold by Fire Exit Limited via Amazon.
Information pack and technical specifications:
Available from autumn 2014.
Can be presented at reasonably short notice.
Scale of Venue:
Small to Medium Scale
0 on the road.
Length of show:
60mins. No interval
Text based, new writing.
English or Spanish or Portuguese.
Can be presented with or without surtitles.
We offer a range of educational activities, including masterclasses, workshops, and post-show discussions. These are led by David Leddy or a member of the company. Please contact us for more information.
Please contact us for more information on pricing.
To book a show or ask for additional information, please contact:
viviane (at) davidleddy.com
+44 (0) 141 552 6719 (Office)