DIRECTED by Sean Wilkinson

Performed in the Cowan Studio Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22rd October 2003

 
CAST
Billy
ron ATKINSON
Mary
nina WILSON
Susan
melissa QUINN
Janet
alison LAWRENCE
Policeman
Detective
Psychiatrist
Lawyer
sean MUKHERJEE
Police Inspector
Psychiatrist
Lawyer
allison FINGERHUT
Five Kinds of Silence (which won the 1996 Writers' Guild Award for Best Original Radio Play) and the 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama) is the story of a family in which control has become the driving force, where everything has its place, and where there are only rules, duties and punishments.
Five Kinds of Silence was first performed as a stage play by 'Out of the Blue Productions' on 31st May 2000 at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.
Ian Brown was the Director, whilst Tim Pigott-Smith and Linda Bassett played the roles of Billy and Mary respectively. 'An acute and funny writer, Stephenson carves out a welcome territory that is distinctive, contemporary and theatrical. Independent
About the Writer - Shelagh Stephenson Shelagh has written several radio plays including The Anatomical Venus and Five Kinds of Silence. Her first stage play, The Memory of Water, opened at the Hampstead theatre and subsequently transferred to the West End where it won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in February 2000