Silence is set a thousand years ago in Dark Ages England. Ymma of Normandy, a headstrong, fiercely angry French Princess has been exiled by her brother to Canterbury to be punished by an English king who is beset by Viking raids, desperate to fathom God’s will and fearful that after a millenium of Christianity the Last Judgement might be at hand.by Moira BuffiniMoira Buffini’s plays include Jordan with Anna Reynolds 1992, Blavatsky’s Tower 1997, Gabriel 1997 which on the LWT Plays on Stage Award and the Meyer Whitworth award, Doomsday Girl 1998 for the RSC, Silence 1999 for the Birmingham Rep and Plmouth Theatre Royal – whcih won the Susan Smith Blackburn prize, Loveplay 2001 for the RSC and Dinner National Theatre 2002 and Wet End and National Tour 2003.
“Spilling over with farcial byplay…pointed anachronism and sexual high jinks, the comedy also casts a darkness so unsettling that at times you shiver even as you’re laughing”. The Village Voice
“A remarkable, entertaining comedy…” Time Out – New York
A programme of workshops for adults and young people and post show discussions with the cast and crew will be on offer. Please phone the box office for more details.RSC Company Fringe + Pyre productions