Woman In Mind
It begins with a middle-aged woman named Susan lying comatose in her garden, having stepped on a rake.It begins with a middle-aged woman named Susan lying comatose in her garden, having stepped on a rake - yet what follows bids an ironic farewell to the props and plot mechanics of old-fashioned farce. Susan comes round to find her GP gabbling in a strange syntax of garbled puns and word-like noises, as if he has swapped the medical directory for a copy of Finnegan's Wake. The other characters wear odd clothes: Susan's doting family skip about in Merchant Ivory flannels, and play tennis using wooden rackets. It is only when Susan's real family appears - appalling husband Gerald, and his miserable widowed sister Muriel - that you realise this is not a sun-dappled social comedy after all, but a horrifically intimate picture of Susan's mental disintegration. The hilarity - though there is plenty of it - is acutely painful.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Granary Theatre|
|Target Audience:||All Welcome|
|Admission Price: €||9/7|