SPLENDOUR

Abi Morgan,

In decadent state splendour on one side of town, world famous photo-journalist Kathryn awaits the soon-to-be deposed dictator. On the other, civil war rages.

 

It gradually becomes clear to all, he has fled, leaving his Prada-wearing wife, Micheleine to entertain the woman. She does so with the aid of Gilma, a greasy-lipped, kleptomaniac interpreter.

As the avenging crowd gets closer - hungry for blood - Micheleine offers Kathryn a somewhat different photo opportunity. Not the shot of the heroic dictator, but the 'before and after' of his kitten-heeled wife. After all, as Kathryn has realised, behind every great man…. How can she refuse?

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