"I canít talk about these things with anyone else. Youíre my priest."
Daniel is a convicted murderer on Death Row.
Alice is his neurotic girlfriend.
Charlie is a 15-year-old girl from Reading.
Judith, a God-fearing mother.
They all write to Daniel. They all need Daniel.
But will true love wait?
An explosive comic drama for three voices, True Love Waits fuses monologue and movement to tell the story of three 'pen pals' approaching personal crises. As they write to Daniel, separate lives begin to interweave and collide, and events take a darker turn.
A unique commission from three of the hottest talents from the Royal Court's Young Writers' Programme, True Love Waits is a darkly comic journey through three women's lives and their obsession with a serial killer.
"One of the most thoughtful, tricky and interesting plays in the programme...It took some courage from these writers to tackle this theme: it's paid dividends."
British Theatre Guide (Latitude 2010)
"Thereís irony also in the triple-authored True Love Waits in which three women write to a man on Death Row... Itís short and intensely gripping."
What's On Stage (Pulse Fringe 2010)
"Itís a clever concept and one that is delivered with skill by Box of Tricks... This is a world premiere but this assured production will hopefully go onto wider success."
Theatre Blog, Glen Pearce (Pulse Fringe 2010)
Box of Tricks presents the World PremiŤre of
True Love Waits
Written by Kenneth Emson, Evan Placey and Marcelo dos Santos
Adam Quayle & Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Abi Hood, Natasha James and Rowena Lennon (PULSE, Latitude and FEST!)
Victoria Bavister, Natasha James and Sarah Llewellyn-Shore (Nu:Write Festival)
Tue 16th - Thu 18th November 2010
Nu:Write Festival - Zagreb, Croatia
Thu 22nd July 2010 @ 7:30pm
FEST! @ Theatre503
Thu 15th - Sun 18th July 2010
Latitude Festival (Outdoor Theatre)
Thu 3rd June 2010 @ 8:00pm
PULSE Fringe Festival 2010 @ New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich