'A truly amazing piece of work. So original and such a brilliant way of looking at people and what they do to each other... A fierce recommendation.' (Emma Thompson). Two people connect, ostensibly as therapist and client. Their subsequent intimate relationship seems to transgress all professional boundaries – but is it real? And in what ethical and existential senses does that really matter?
Laurie Slade’s hugely performative and urgent new two-hander is an interrogation of power in therapeutic relationships as well as a celebration of the creative and erotic imagination. How can two people truly, really, rawly connect? As therapist and client? As performers? As lovers? Or simply as dreamers…? And with what potential implications in the ‘me-too’ era? Informed equally by the playwright’s long experience in theatre and as a practising psychotherapist, Supermoon is a seventy-minute sliding-doors rollercoaster in the tradition of (Anthony) Schaffer’s Sleuth; (Peter) Schaffer’s Equus; Payne’s Constellations and Mamet’s Oleanna, with a touch of Koltes’s In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, while offering its own unique take on the quests for a fulfilling, shared, intimate reality, and with power as the dangerous mediator