Sunday, 15 January 2012

Honey, I'm home...

Some things really do seem too good to be true, don't they? Every couple have their difficulties, their fights, the little white lies they keep from one another...

But Edgar and Annabel are not like every couple. Edgar and Annabel do not exist. And yet, everyday, two people named Nick and Marianne read from scripts whilst they pretend to be them, literally playing out their perfect life.

It is all a front for a pair of terrorists to live together, as they manufacture nuclear weaponry in their house. Worse still, the whole house is under audio surveillance from a tyrannical government. Everything they say is recorded to be listened to by the authorities. But times are changing. The government are closing in, and the terrorists are getting ready to overthrow them by force during the next general election. Can Nick and Marianne keep up their facade?

A little more about the main characters


Miller is one of the leaders of the freedom fighter organisation. He is committed to their cause and prepared to carry out the terrorist operation whatever happens. He has lost many co-fighters as a result of this, and he has had to harden himself to death. He is rational, meticulous and keeps calm under pressure. 


Nick is an army officer who has recently joined the group of freedom fighters. He is also very committed to his cause, but he is a man of great passion who wants to get the job done quickly; if it was up to him, the terrorist attack would have been launched months ago. He gets continually frustrated by having to live a lie and play one half of Edgar and Annabel. He starts to fall in love with Marianne during their first meeting, when he sees how committed she too is to the cause, and how long she has suffered with it. 


Marianne is one of the oldest members of the terrorist organisation, and has been living a lie for 2 years, pretending to be married to 4 different men, all masquerading as her fictional husband "Edgar". She has been heartbroken as each of these men have abandoned the terrorist organisation, or, worse still, been caught by the government and tortured. She is understandably distraught, therefore, when Nick walks in, the fifth man she has to pretend to be married to. But love blossoms between the pair of them, and she gets an insight into a real marriage, real love that translates off the script. 

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Do you ever get the feeling that you are being watched? 

Edgar and Annabel are the perfect married couple, living in an equally perfect home together. They invite friends over for drinks and nibbles, they make dinner together, they share a marital bed every night.

But is everything as it seems?

In a society where public image is everything, Sam Holcroft's "Edgar and Annabel" strikes a resonant chord. Amidst the oppression and tyranny of an Orwellian government, the pair struggle to hide their true identities as they fight for freedom.

Can they keep their secret?

Blurring the boundaries between public and private self, Holcroft's masterpiece brings into question relationships, identity, and the very nature of reality itself.

Directed by: Chez Specter. Produced by: Anna Fywell and Louise Newton.