- Imison Award for audio drama - 2006
- Tinniswood Award for audio drama - 2006
Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down.
What happens if we live a life of not talking?
Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett's gripping and lyrical first play Not Talking unlocks a culture of silence and gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said.
It was first broadcast as a radio play on BBC Radio 3 in March 2006, produced by Claire Grove and directed by Steven Canny, winning both the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for audio drama.
This Methuen Drama edition was published to coincide with a new stage production at the Arcola Theatre, London, in April 2018, and features an introduction by the author.
'If I don't want to tell anyone, it's up to me, right?'
'A remarkable first work – four-handed drama that's compelling and compassionate from first to last... The hallmarks of Bartlett's writing for stage and screen are discernible. Skilful, subtle dialogue. Fully realised characters. Fathoms-deep emotional intelligence. Difficult topics handled deftly'The Stage
Cast: 2f 2m
Staging:can be simply staged
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
25 Apr 2018Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
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