Five Kinds of Silence

by Shelagh Stephenson

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Billy is dead.

His daughters have shot him - once in the stomach, then once more, to make sure he's really gone. His wife Mary knows they'll have to call the police - but there's his bottle of whisky to get through first.. Five Kinds of Silence is a powerful play telling the story of a family living under the power of the vicious Billy. The major themes in the play are control and how the family is actually bonded by abuse. Exploring the ideas of abuse being continued from childhood, how abused children may go on to abuse their own children and isolation from the outside world.

Winner of a Sony award for Best Original Drama and also winner of UK Writers Guild Best Original Play, Five Kinds of Silence was first performed at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2000.

This play explores adult themes of abuse and violence and is not suitable for under-16s.

at the Welsh Church Hall
879 Leytonstone High Road
E11 1HR

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£8 (£5 concessions)
Special rate for parties*

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Fri 6th March 2015, 8pm
Sat 7th March 2015, 8pm

Wed 11th March 2015, 8pm

Fri 13th March 2015, 8pm
Sat 14th March 2015, 8pm

Please note that the Saturday 7th March performance will be BSL signed.

at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre

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Tue 17th March - 7.30pm
Five Kinds of Silence

Fri 20th March - 7.30pm

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

Billy Phil Braithwaite
Mary Sharon Trotter
Janet Emily Zarate
Susan Rosalind Morris
Lawyer/PC/Detective William Barklam
Psychiatrist / Policewoman Cathy Love
Director Neil Bird
Producer Lesley Winterflood
Stage Manager Anna Treadway
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Wess
Lighting Kimber Wright
Sound Michael Brooks
Technical assistance/follow-spot Steve Wright
Front of House Manager Jenny Moorby
Poster/banner design Connor Cahill-Hayes
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Congratulations to Emily Zarate and Rosalind Morris for winning the award for Best Supporting Actors at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre