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Silence - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

LARGE Print Theatre is presenting Moira Buffini’s Silence, a provocative comedy set in late Dark Ages England, at the Jack Studio Theatre – from March 7 (previews from March 5) to March 23, 2013.

I’ve had similar dreams myself… perhaps they are the inevitable fear of our times, living as we do on the edge of destruction.

The Vikings rule the North and the Saxons the South of the country under the reign of King Ethelred. At the King’s bidding, Ymma, a powerful French princess, is inadvertently married to another woman.

And so begins a millennial road-trip and wildly original love story that remains relevant to our own world a thousand years later.

Silence was winner of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Jon Bradshaw directs a cast that includes Samantha Béart (as Silence), Brigid Lohrey (Ymma), Theo Maggs (Roger), Patrick Neyman (Eadric), Lainey Shaw (Agnés) and Daniel Brennan (Ethelred). Music is by Tom Gray.

Large Print Theatre is based in London and specialize in bringing modern classics to contemporary audiences, producing entertaining theatre with verve and originality.

Tickets: £13, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 0844 8700 887 or online at www.brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm.