The play centres around a pilot recovering from a stroke. Inspired by playwright Arthur Kopit's experience supporting his father following a severe stroke, it's a tender yet imagistic, cerebral portrayal of the faltering grasp of language and the frustration it causes.
Told as as a stream of consciousness, the play gives us an unfiltered look at the journey through disorientation, trauma, and the rehabilitation process. The result is a fragmentary mishmash of memories and senses, with different versions of reality.
The contrast between the daredevil aviator who would walk on aeroplane wings and the patient she has become sharpens the humanity of the central character – and makes it a remarkably challenging prospect for any actor. Londoners are very lucky indeed to have the chance to see masterful, multi-award-winning Juliet Stevenson playing such a part.
|What||Wings, Young Vic|
The Young Vic
66 The Cut , Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ | MAP
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
14 Sep 17 – 28 Oct 17, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Price||£10 - £38|
|Website||Click here to book via the Young Vic Theatre|