A story of undying love
Written & directed by Andy Payne
Henrietta has lived her life to the full, scared of nothing except perhaps of not being herself. After an unexplained hospitalisation, she finds herself facing an uncertain future and a loss of the dignity and control she so values. She has some support from her distracted daughter, and understanding from her son, an aspiring Member of Parliament who lives twelve thousand miles away in Melbourne, but it is her husband who is under pressure to keep the promise he made 30 years ago in a hotel bedroom and save Henrietta from her worst nightmare.
Pillow Talk is a tragic comedy about life, love and the promises we make. Set in a hospital, it references the Victorian Assisted Dying legislation and choices we make when faced with a terminal prognosis.
Pillow Talk will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 16 - 31 August, 2019.
'History is littered with the sacrifices of lovers but would you do just anything for someone that you love? I wrote Pillow Talk to be entertaining. It is a window into the lives of a happily married couple and their family, at a time of crisis. But can we really be asked to keep the promises made in the first flushes of romance? Pillow Talk is both funny and thought provoking. It is a conversation everybody needs to have.'
- Andy Payne, Pillow Talk Director