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Finding Love and Money
We improvised riotous revolutionary fervour in an eighteenth century French asylum and created human guillotines while exploring Peter Weiss’ epic The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1963).
We loved and lost another group of six strange people in Six Actors in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello (1921) a play of unfinished characters who burst into a play in search of an author to finish their story.
As the hungriest, most complacent of advertising execs, film makers and reporters we then pitched and spun our way through Martin Crimps’ radical Attempts on Her Life (1997), a play with no characters or plot. We confronted how consumerism pulls all our identities into shapes we would rather not choose by forces that deeply affect us but can’t control.
We also looked at and discussed King Lear by both Shakespeare and a similar modern tale by Dennis Kelly – the Gods Weep, and The Dinner by Moira Buffini.
We got to know these plays, also that the Company members have very varied tastes and views – we had heated discussions, we changed our minds, plays at first hated became popular. At the end of this process we voted and a narrow winner emerged: Love and Money by Dennis Kelly.