The Fourth Wall

1983

The monologues performed in this show explore women’s relationship to the state, women who fight back, women who deal with and understand their situation, even against incredible odds. An exciting collaboration between two performers: one an actor with a text to deliver, the other a singer who improvises her own musical responses each evening.

  • Written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame
  • Translator Gillian Hanna

Cast

Paola Dionisotti
Performer
Maggie Nichols
Singer/Performer

Production Team

Penny Cherns
Director
Hildegarde Bechtler
Designer
Inigo Espejiel
Lighting Designer
Dianne Robson
Administration
Alan Rickman
Graphics

Places and dates

Raked Theatre, Leicester
14/02/1983
Countesthorpe Community College
16/02/1983
Lipman Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
23/02/1983
Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton
25/02/1983
Durham University Ballroom
01/03/1983
The Midland Group, Nottingham
03/03/1983

‘The result is the kind of evening that superlatives were invented for… The Fourth Wall will take you, with laughter and feeling, right to the edge where you can look over and perceive a truth: “You’ll never make me go mad. You’ll have to kill me as I am. Sane.” Brilliant. Buy a season ticket!’
Diana Simmonds City Limits April 1983

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