April Lunch & Playreading

posted 11 Apr 2017, 15:15 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 08:58 ]
Today, April 11th, a small group came together to have a natter over buffet lunch, then read Duet for Two hands - a very scary play by Mary Hayley Bell, about a man who is given a new pair of hands donated  by a dead man, and surgically attached by a surgeon who is at the forefront with his revolutionary medical procedures, and who is looking forward to being able to graft a face on a patient. Considering this play was written and performed in the 1940s, it was very much ahea  d of its time. We know that such operations have been successfully performed in the 21st century, but they could only be dreamed of.  Unfortunately in this play, the man's hands seem to retain the attributes of the dead man. Very creepy!