Merit

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by

Alexandra Wood

About

“A rapacious banker, corrupt, corrupting, you thought he would steal my soul”

Against all odds, young, attractive Sofia has got a job as PA to one of the wealthiest bankers in the country. Sofia’s mother questions whether she gave more than just a good interview to get it…

In times of financial chaos, the bankers get filthy rich whilst others are left unable to support their families. A storm is brewing, people are desperate – just what will they be driven to? Suicide? Murder?

In a subtle game of cat and mouse, split loyalties and questionable morals, Alexandra Wood’s thrilling and darkly funny new play looks at the complexities of a mother daughter relationship and, in the growing argument between rich and poor, the girl who is stuck in between.

Alexandra Wood’s previous plays include an adaptation of Jung Chang’s Wild Swans (Young Vic/American Repertory Theater); The Empty Quarter (Hampstead Theatre); Decade (co-writer/Headlong) and The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court).

“This is a war, us against them, the rich, the greedy: the ones that got us into this mess”

 

Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 29th January – Saturday 14th February 2015

Reviews

"An intense episodic 80 minutes of relationships laid bare”
What’s On Stage

“A thought-provoking examination of the true cost of decisions made by the men in suits”
Western Morning News

Cast

Sofia
Lizzy Watts

Patricia
Rebecca Lacey

Creative Team

Writer
Alexandra Wood

Director
Jennie Darnell

Set & Costume Designer
Matthew Wright

Lighting & Projection Designer
Jason Taylor

Sound Designer
Adrienne Quartly

Casting Director
Stephen Moore

Assistant Director
Phil Bartlett