"OPEN YOUR EYES"
a play for 3 actors
A HIT IN LONDON, SAO PAULO,
PHILADELPHIA & PRAGUE +
CURRENTLY TOURING THROUGHOUT GERMANY
"A script that abounds with wintry wit and emotional intensity"
"An intriguing amnesiac drama" (The Guardian)
"Spiced with bouts of wit that get loud laughs from the audience"
"Full of sharp one-liners, interesting questions and stimulating ideas"
"Solid and satisfying characters...Genuinely moving"
(Libby Purves of The Times)
"A moving play based on a clever idea" (Daily Mail)
"A brilliant piece of theatre crackling with sharp, cutting dialogue...
It's exciting to see a new play that gets everything so right." (GSN)
After a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain,
Michael has been in a coma for three weeks.
Watching over him in hospital is his bitter mother, Carol
and his disillusioned partner, Kristina.
The women are united in their grief over Michael
and in their intense dislike of each other.
When Michael wakes, they realise that 11 years of his memory
have been completely erased.
He remembers nothing of Kristina.
It is as though their relationship never existed.
Kristina must fight to bring Michael's memory back,
while Carol fights to remove her from their lives completely.
Michael, still charming and witty,
concentrates his recovery on creating a giant mural
on the back wall of his hospital room.
An expression of his loss, his hopes,
and his desire to live his life as the man he was 11 years ago.
Not the man he has become.