"Please don't die," she kept repeating. I remember thinking: "How funny, whoever wants to die?" A bedridden blind man summons an ex-soldier to his apartment to spy on the actions of the woman in the flat opposite, a woman from his past. In a Bayswater bedsit, a young woman examines her old diaries and tries to make sense of the catalogue of mistakes she has made. Let the pages remain clean and blank and unsullied. Only on the very last shall I write an appropriate epitaph.
Mingled Yarn transform The Hope Theatre into two intimate bedchambers to stage two funny, haunting psychological studies of loneliness from Frank Marcus, the writer of THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, directed by his granddaughter, Rafaella Marcus.