The Sade Play

Two men are telling a story. A story about murder. A story about the trial of the century. Agonising over morality, trying not to glamorise monstrosity, this nasty piece of work asks what happens when we cross the lineā€¦ So far, Michael Pinchbeck and Ollie Smith have met a few times in cafes and bars to talk this project over. They have envisaged how the dialogue might work and sketched out some basic rules for performance. There are two mics and a line of LX tape onstage. Each time Michael and Ollie move forward toward the line they become more and more uncomfortable with the material until they finally cross it…

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