There’s much to interest the theatregoer in SPEAKING IN TONGUES by GradCo playing at the Chippen Street Theatre. Not least of all is the award-winning script by Andrew Bovell. SPEAKING IN TONGUES premiered at the SBW Stables in Griffin’s 1996 season and subsequently won the AWGIE for best play. Adapted for the screen by Bovell, it became the multi AFI award winning hit film LANTANA.
It begins in infidelity when, having met in a bar, two couples have decamped to somewhere seedy for a hook up. Peter with Sonja and Leon with Jane. One couple will go through with it and one not but everyone returns to their spouse with consequences to ensue. Add to this a mystery when Jane sees her bloodied neighbour Nick throw away a woman’s shoe. Also involved are a man Leon assaults, Neil, and his ex-girlfriend Sarah. There are 2 other characters who appear in the second act of the piece but all nine are played by 4 actors. Continue reading SPEAKING IN TONGUES – A COMPLEX OFFERING THAT BECAME ‘LANTANA’