Nightingale and Chase

Written by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Richard Wilson
28 September 2001 – 28 September 2001

"In my head I am just watching her, calm, like my dad. But it isn't what my arms are doing, they are doing this other thing.''

Written by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Richard Wilson

Nightingale and Chase

28 September 2001 – 28 September 2001

'Played this game. Inside, with the other girls. The 'he is going to meet you' game. The 'he is going to meet you with flowers' game. The 'he is going to turn up in a limo' game. The 'he is going to bring champagne' game. The 'he is going to cover you in kisses, or cum, or love bites or bloody Belgian chocolate' game, doesn't matter but when you walk out of those gates. He is going to be there, that is the game.'

Chase is waiting to be released from prison. And Nightingale is there to meet her. Everything is under control and they're both going to get it right. This time.

 

 

Cast and Creatives

Zinnie Harris – Playwright

Christopher Fulford – Cast

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Jody Watson – Cast

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Richard Wilson – Director

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Angela Davies – Designer

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Johanna Town – Lighting Designer

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Paul Arditti – Sound Designer

'Christopher Fulford slowly reveals the brusque coarseness beneath Nightingale's apparently benign concern and Jody Watson touchingly suggests Chase's mix of chipper determination and maternal love. '

Michael Billington - The Guardian

'Chase has been banged up in prison for 10 months for fraud, and, on her release, this unstable young woman needs a fresh start. But, from the moment the middle-aged Nightingale arrives to collect her, suspicions and festering resentments conspire to wreck the reunion and propel Chase back into the icy arms of the law.'

The Telegraph - Dominic Cavendish

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