Arts Arts > What if?

19 January 2017 | by Mark Lawson

What if? Premium

Share this story   



In Thornton Wilder’s great novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, a friar investigates the lives of five people who died when a bridge collapsed in Peru, seeking meaning as to why the quintet perished.

BU21, Stuart Slade’s disturbing and courageous play, is a sort of flip side to Wilder, consisting of interlocking monologues from six members of a survivors’ support group set up after a terrorist missile has brought down a plane on west London.

The sextet of the affected who come weekly to seek healing over tea and biscuits are Alex, a banker whose girlfriend was killed when wreckage hit the house in which she was committing infidelity with his best friend;


Subscribe to The Tablet from just £7.99 for 30 days
3 options available

Share this story

Article List

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here