Silence (Buffini)

by  Moira Buffini

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 3f

Winner! 1997-1998 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Where Shakespeare's cross dressers meet Monty Python's blithering knights at the end of the first millennium, Princess Ymma of Normandy was forced by England's King Ethelred to marry a young Viking, Lord Silence of Cumbria. This fourteen year old doe…

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Silence (Buffini)

by  Moira Buffini

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Where Shakespeare's cross dressers meet Monty Python's blithering knights at the end of the first millennium, Princess Ymma of Normandy was forced by England's King Ethelred to marry a young Viking, Lord Silence of Cumbria. This fourteen year old doesn't realize that he is really a she. Bride and groom forge a pact to keep this secret and exploit Silence's male advantages, but events conspire to send them dashing through the mud of England fleeing an enraged despot's murderous rampage. Sparkling with deliberate clashes of period and style and with nimble physical comedy.
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  • Winner! 1997-1998 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

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Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini’s plays include Blavatsky’s Tower (Machine Room), Gabriel (Soho Theatre), Silence (Birmingham Rep), Loveplay (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dinner (National Theatre and West End), Dying for It, adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman (Almeida), A Vampire Story (NT Connections), Marianne Dreams (Almeida), ...

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