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Speechless $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST
The true-life drama of two girls’ struggle to find a voice.

Winner of a Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2010, the play is inspired by Marjorie Wallace’s bestselling book The Silent Twins.

Polly Teale and Linda Brogan’s powerful play is an astonishing and moving portrayal of the secret world of a very special but ultimately destructive alliance between two sisters.

Refusing to speak to adults, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons communicate in their own private language, their only relationship being their intense and turbulent bond with each other.

It's so good it will leave you tongue-tied -  Lyn Gardner, Guardian

Cast : 1M, 4F (doubling required)

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-128-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


POLLY TEALE ’s plays include an acclaimed adaptation of  Jane Eyre, After Mrs Rochester, about the troubled life of Jean Rhys, and  Mine, all of which she directed for Shared Experience. Her most recent play  Speechless, adapted with Linda Brogan from Marjorie Wallace’s  The Silent Twins, was an Edinburgh Fringe First award-winner in 2010.

LINDA BROGAN works as a playwright, director and dramaturg in the North-West of England. Her play  The Well won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2001, and another of her plays,  Black Crows,  was a finalist in the Susan Smith Blackburn prize and was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.