Backward Glance, an award-winning production from multi-story theatre company – they picked up a Creativity Award prize in Prague in 2009 – is at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.
The production follows the investigation into the untimely death of a well-known writer, who is also an iconic female public figure.
The grieving husband offers up conflicting versions of what happened, and three women each have reasons for insisting the husband explains himself: a journalist smells a scandal; an investigator is determined to prove foul play; and a mourning mother looks for somewhere to lay the blame. But the husband is determined that what happened behind closed doors is nobody’s business but his own.
Backward Glance looks again at notions of myth and memory, love and loss and the shifting relationships between men and women as it weaves its story with diction, video imagery and physicality.
Now re-worked and updated in the light of a world that has changed, Backward Glance re-joins the repertoire of a company with renowned small-scale theatre credentials.
• Backward Glance is at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, from January 24 to January 28. Tickets are £10 (£7 concessions), and available from The Bike Shed Theatre website or by calling the box office on 01392 434 169.
(image: Backward Glance by multi-story theatre, image courtesy of Guy Harrop)
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