A revolution grows violent outside the opulent presidential palace of an unnamed country. Inside, four women await the arrival of the embattled dictator: his wife, her best friend, a British journalist, and a translator. As the political tension escalates, time refracts and earlier scenes replay from different perspectives. Morgan, the award-winning British playwright and screenwriter (The Iron Lady, Suffragette), takes the audience on a breath-taking journey with a fascinating theatricality that is at once compassionate, dispassionate, and probing.
“Abi Morgan has elaborated a play of remarkable intensity and richness. Splendour gleams with ice-cool wit, glistens with the sweat of animal fear.” --Time Out
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