Out of Joint, in association with the Royal Court, present
Sliding with Suzanne
by Judy Upton 2001
‘I woke up…looked at you lying there next to me. And I saw my son.’
Thirty-five and on the slide, Suzanne does a runner back home to Brighton in search of a new start. But home is a place where big breaks are scarce. And kids grow up – fast. So how do you find out what you want in a place like this? And who do you find it with?
From the award-winning author of Ashes and Song, comes the powerful and bitterly humorous story of a single foster mum trying to turn her life around.
Cast: Danny Worters, Bryan Dick, June Watson, Monica Dolan, Rodger Frost and Loo Brealey.
Director: Max Stafford-Clark Designer: Julian McGowan Lighting Designer: Johanna Town Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
‘It’s a dark world that Upton paints, yet instantly and disturbingly recognizable to those hurtling down the precipice, or even those simply peeking over the edge.’ Liverpool Daily Post
‘Sliding with Suzanne proves to be an emotionally rousing roller coaster…[a] meticulous, superlatively acted production’ The Evening Standard