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.
‘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
CAST & CREATIVES
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
Sliding with Suzanne opened at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 30 August – 22 September 2001. The production then toured for six further weeks until 29 October 2001.