More Light by Bryony Lavery
What do you do when your first taste of freedom is in a tomb?
When the first Emperor of China enters the twentieth year of his reign, he begins to plan his afterlife. He orders the construction of the most elaborate tomb the world has ever known. Upon the Emperor’s death, every single person involved in creating the tomb is buried alive with him. Every builder, architect, artist, mathematician, metalsmith, inventor, slave labourer, all are shut into the tomb they’ve created. And with the Emperor’s body in the hallowed inner chamber are buried his concubines.
The play More Light begins with the closing of the doors to the tomb. Seventeen women contemplate their fate. And decide to take action.
A poetic and uplifting play about self-discovery and artistic creation.
“Sister, you have been meat long enough. Be a woman with us.”
Bryony Lavery is described by The Independent as “one of the country’s most prolific and gifted writers . . . her uniquely English perspective disguises a spirited sense of anarchy and her wonderfully precise use of language focuses a glorious sense of humour”.
Follow this link to read an interview with playwright Bryony Lavery discussing her play, More Light:
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