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The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Howard Barker 

  • Synopsis

    The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo features two characters obsessed with the idea and anticipation of sex with each other. The man is old and desiccated, the woman only 17, and both are blind. She appears first, dressed in bridal clothes and tapping her way with a cane she soon breaks and throws away. He arrives in a rumpled black suit, with two white sticks he also discards. They begin a long conversation, touching on their lack of sight and the relationship, mostly sexual, to come.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 July 2001

  • Production Notes

    produced in association with Lurking Truth.

  • Producer

    Produced by Iomha Ildanach

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Isonzo David Ian Rabey
Tenna Antoinette Walsh
Production Team  
Director Howard Barker
Designer Tomas Leipzig
Costumes Billie Kaiser
Costume Assistant Louise Stanton
Assistant Director David Horan
Assistant Designer Orla Bass
Assistant Designer Bairbre Murray
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Jayne Quigley

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    The Wrestling School

  • Address

    42 Durlston Road
    London E5 8RR
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8442 4229

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Wrestling School

  • Address

    42 Durlston Road
    London E5 8RR
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8442 4229

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Íomhá Ildánach.