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.