by Steve Waters
Steve Waters' acclaimed play sets the intimate recollections of a failing couple on the mesmerising open roads of Blair's Britain.
"this first play reveals an exhilaratingly critical voice not heard
since the days of Doug Lucie" Herald
Kathy's now driving solo and Peter's attentions are focussed on Joanne, his mysterious 15-year-old travelling companion.
"a powerful new play"
This Edinburgh premiere is produced by Weaver Hughes Ensemble, an acclaimed London-based new writing company. Playwright Steve Waters' latest work World Music recently had its world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible.
Supported by The Peter
Wolff Theatre Trust .
The press on the Edinburgh production…
SUNDAY TIMES 27 July 2003– Critics'
THE LIST 7 August 2003 – Steve Waters' play
might have been an Alan Ayckbourn a generation ago, but what's added to
the formula speaks eloquently of new discontents, where middle class ennui
and self-destructiveness have a definable, ideological and historical source.
In it, Katherine and Peter, two former radicals of the Thatcher years,
are now Blairite apparatchicks, one a barrister, the other a Eurocrat.
Their marriage has collapsed, their baby is abandoned and each takes to
the motorways, literally and metaphorically lost. Peter picks up Jo, a
ager who seems to be the nihilistic spawn of their philosophical poverty.
Nicely performed and bleakly atmospheric, this play investigates the blank
space left by 20 years of post-modern apoliticality. Dark and very perceptive
THREE WEEKS 6 August 2003 – A car, you'd think,
would not be the ideal venue for theatre that is much more than slightly
tense; especially a car which is merely represented by a pair of headlights
and a steering column on an otherwise normal stage - but this piece does
have much to recommend it.
THE LIST 21 August 2003 – Listed as one of the
Top Ten highlights of the theatre productions at the festival.
Previews 30 July - 2 August £4 2 for 1 3,
4 August £7
9, 10, 16, 17, 21-24 Aug £8 (£6.50)
Other dates £7 (£5.50)
No performance Tuesdays