Speaking in Tongues
A powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives, filmed as the award-winning Lantana.
A woman disappears. Four marriages become entangled in a web of love, deceit, sex and death. Who will survive?
Nine parallel lives – interlocked by four infidelities, one missing person and a mysterious stiletto – are woven through a fragmented series of confessionals and interrogations that gradually reveal a darker side of human nature.
Andrew Bovell's play Speaking in Tongues was first performed in August 1996 in a production by Griffin Theatre Company at The Stables, Sydney, Australia. It was later adapted by Bovell into the screenplay for the feature film Lantana (2001).
The play was first performed in the UK at Hampstead Theatre, London, in June 2000, and was revived at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in September 2009.
'Bovell explores love, marriage, strangeness, intimacy, trust, betrayal, obsession, self-punishment and detachment with generous emotional intelligence'Observer
'Clever, provocative, elliptically resonant'New York Times
17 Sep 2009Size: 198mm x 129mm
23 Jun 2016
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