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This gripping one-woman play tells the story of Duras’ adolescence, recounting family breakdown, madness and her tumultuous affair with an older Chinese man.
Adapted for the stage by the late Colin Duckworth, directed by Greg Carroll, starring Kate Kendall, this gripping one-woman play tells the story of Duras’ adolescence, recounting family breakdown, madness and her tumultuous affair with an older Chinese man amidst her search for the origins of her passion to write.
Corrigan’s large, enclosed and padded stark white set evokes the intense heat of Saigon and the sparse luminosity of Duras’ prose. Always enamoured by the notion of dreams and their narratives, both Corrigan’s buildings and theatre designs can be interpreted as a series of fictions. He uses fiction as a way to refocus our eyes and give us a new glimpse of reality and point of entry into discussion.
Presented within the exhibition space itself, this bespoke set provides a rare opportunity to experience at first hand the relationship between Corrigan’s engagement with theatre and his overall approach to design.
- Set design by Peter Corrigan
- Directed by Greg Carroll
- Starring Kate Kendall.