Davies, Jeremy Hylton (Welsh playwright, writer, director, actor and university lecturer, 1969-____), “In the Blinking of an Eye,”
a 30-minute tragicomedy in English and translated into Welsh by Annes Gruffydd, set at a picnic, daytime, 1995,
• © 1995 by Jeremy Hylton Davies; • script available from publisher, Drama Association of Wales, The Old Library, Singleton Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2ET, Wales, United Kingdom, telephone 029 2045 2200, fax 029 2045 2277, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; • rights available through Culverhouse and James Personal Management, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 OQD, England, playwright’s e-mail email@example.com, playwright’s telephone (home) 01932 562611. • Cited by Jeremy Hylton Davies, via ftp September 9, 2000; Davies says,
§ Dramatis Personae Joyce (f), elderly lady; Madge (f), elderly lady.
§ Synopsis “Joyce and Madge share a picnic and reminisce about their youth. Their love of the same man links their lives. His singular character has made an indelible mark on both of their lives.
§ Comment “Find how their beloved has shaped their lives in this fast-paced, moving and witty play. It offers a superb opportunity for two older female actors. • Single setting. No physical changes. Simple props. Music employed. • Premiered at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, in 1995; Director, Phil Clark; Actors, Menna Trussler, Jenny Hill. • Author won Drama Association of Wales Award; he was nominated for Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the Year Award. • Television version broadcast HTV (UK) 1995. • Performed worldwide.”
female bonding, indelible mark, longtime friendship, picnic, remembered
youth, reminiscence, shared love.
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