Dialogue Between A Prostitute and One Of Her Clients

1980 - 1981

This provocative two-hander examines the nature of heterosexuality in a witty and poetic way, with gripping dialogue and haunting images. The essential elements of all relationships – sexual, emotional and financial – are exposed. Its experimental form involved unscripted dialogue between performers and audience at set points during the play – inviting direct participation and making it an integral part of the theatrical experience.

  • Written by Dacia Maraini
  • Translator Gillian Hanna

Cast

Chris Bowler
Prostitute
John Slade
Client

Production Team

Ann Mitchell
Director
Josefina Cupido
Music
Veronica Wood
Lighting Design/Technical Director
Mel Nortcliffe
Lighting Design/Technical Director
Sheryl Crown
Technician
Gus Garside
Administration

Places and dates

Bristol Arts Centre Studio
30/09/1980 - 04/10/1980
Kingston Polytechnic, London
07/10/1980
Gulbenkian Centre, Hull University
09/10/1980
York Arts Centre, York
10/10/1980 - 11/10/1980
Albany Empire, London
13/10/1980
Hoxton Hall, London
14/10/1980

‘Quite extraordinary… a skilful and very relaxed translation… alert and intelligent performances… to describe the show as thought-provoking would sound like a Victorian understatement.’
Eileen Fairweather Spare Rib Nov 1980

‘The performance shows why Monstrous Regiment have a particularly high reputation amongst feminist theatre groups.’
Joyce McMillan The Scotsman May 1981

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