Kiss and Kill

1977 - 1978

War is violent, but the home can also be a dangerous place. A voice on the telephone and a woman listens. Into a place of safety floods all the rage and anger that blighted the past. Live music and blistering dialogue with bright flashes of humour bring domestic violence out from the respectable shadows. And out on the streets the young take on the roles of predator and victim. Where does the violence come from?

  • Written by Ann Mitchell and Susan Todd

Cast

Roger Allam
David/Carl
Chris Bowler
Sally/Maddy
Josefina Cupido
Joy
Gillian Hanna
Lou/Ann-Margaret
Helen Glavin
Eileen/Charmian
Susan Todd
Eileen/Charmian
Mary McCusker
Belinda/Angie
Clive Russell
Pete

Production Team

Susan Todd
Director
Stephanie Howard
Designer
Josefina Cupido
Composer
Meri Jenkins
Production Manager / Lighting
Sue Beardon
Administration
Lee Robinson
Graphics

Places and dates

Portsmouth College Art and Design
03/10/1977
Itchen College, Southampton
04/10/1977
Tower Arts Centre, Winchester
08/10/1977
Birmingham [Aston Uni] Centre for the Arts
11/10/1977
Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
17/10/1977
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston
28/10/1977 - 29/11/1977

‘A fast moving and schematic survey of some of the patterns of domestic violence in our society … very funny.’
Michelene Victor Time Out 1977

‘It is a good company giving good performances, and Josefina Cupido supplies a musical score and jazz commentary which she sings admirably.’
Ned Chaillet, The Times 1978

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