'Canapes, Caviar and Crisis: the inconvenience of hosting a successful dinner party and ones personal traumas at the same time'
Lucinda knows this party needs to be a success. As well as commemorating her wealthy husband's untimely death, it's a good way to encourage some desperately needed philanthropy. Having already sold the billiards table, she can't bear to see the silver go. Worse still, the bridge club is threatening to cancel her membership. Reality is seeping through the blinds faster than one can fix the moth holes, threatening ever sooner to expose the truth.
This bleakly comic one woman show unpacks the decay of a ruling class - beneath the pomp and circumstance - and invites invisible characters to dominate the stage in a tour de force that blurs the lines between propriety and sanity.
Followed by Q&A with Bettine Mackenzie
Written and performed by Bettine Mackenzie
Directed by Oliver Dawe
Sound design and music by Josh Spear