SILENT ON THE MATTER
By Carolyn Lloyd-Davies
Photo: Savanna Arnold and Macaulay Boulton
Our first and controversial play Silent on the Matter, explores the age old question of why good people make inexplicably bad decisions and asks the question: to what extent do we really understand the culturally diverse society in which we live?
A story about close friends from very different cultures, who believe they truly understand and respect the others’ culture, until a shocking decision is made, exposing hypocrisy, betrayal and unspoken conflict, as each relationship falls apart.
Silent on the Matter was probably the first stage play in the UK to tackle this controversial subject (sex-selective abortion in the UK). As a result, we were invited by BBC Asian Network to take part in their live discussion show with Nihal, on 5 May, 2015. Bhavnisha Parmar, who played the lead, and Carolyn Lloyd Davies talked about our controversial play and the practice of sex-selective abortion in the UK.
Directed by David Trevaskis, who also directed Swallows, and will be directing Carolyn’s new play, Penetration in 2021. Set and lighting designed by Lauren J Cameron.