From 9th February 2018
HighTide Festival 2010
Lidless is an extraordinary and original attempt to show the enduring strain on the victims of the U.S.'s deployment of torture at Guantanamo
David Hare

Fifteen years ago, Alice was an interrogator in Guantanamo. The pills she took at the time mean she can’t remember what she did.

Fifteen years ago, Bashir was a prisoner there. Dying of liver failure, he can’t forget what she did.

One day, he visits her.

Lidless, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s devastating first play, won the 2009 Yale Drama Series Award for Playwriting in 2009, and the production won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2010. A work of extraordinary intelligence and finely-balanced sensibility, it marries the implacable logic of a Greek tragedy with an all-too-modern setting.

Lidless played at HighTide Festival and Edinburgh Festival before transferring to Trafalgar Studios.