19 January 2017
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TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, LONDON
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;
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