Viv – host to all video conferencing meetings and accustomed to being in control
Penny – younger than Viv
George – a mild mannered man.
Brian – confident, well-spoken, arty type. Decision maker at the theatre, attracted to Celia.
Sofia – married to Brian, frightfully well-spoken, attracted to Tim.
Tim – a confident womaniser, except in the presence of his wife Viv.
Celia – wealthy and somewhat self-centred
Jean – a nervous woman, trying to avoid David
David – Jean’s ex-friend
This play needs to be viewed in ‘gallery view’ so that all screens are viewed simultaneously. At the start of the play all nine screens will be on, but black, with just the character names showing in each. As David and then Jean leave, they could actually exit the meeting so that their screen disappears as well. The same for the others as they exit the meeting at the end. It is best to remind your audience not to watch in ‘speaker view’ where the viewer would only see the actor who is speaking at the time, similar to a television close-up of a single speaker and therefore missing the visual comedy in the other screens. For this play to be performed, under lockdown, Brian and Sofia need to be living in the same house.
Please find an interview with Emma Northcott here – https://www.facebook.com/203356893040677/videos/302275634464716
Approx 15 minutes
Preview available here