An exciting innovation: three of Scotland’s top playwrights combine forces on a single play – staged by 7:84 Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
Some people need help. Some people find themselves in a position to help. And others just help themselves. There’s Mick, the TV presenter, searching for reconciliation; Carla, who’s looking for love; Al, in search of security; teenaged Jo, who’ll try anything for a way out; Chris, out of work and in need of respect; James, who’s put his faith in Anita; and Anita, who would just like to start all over again. They are all guilty victims of money and love – and the price we are willing to pay for both.
Gilt is the result of an innovative and possibly unique collaboration. Three of Scotland’s best writers – Stephen Greenhorn, Rona Munro and Isabel Wright – have worked together on the one play, creating seven characters whose worlds collide and interweave to create a modern mosiac about love and money.
Commissioned by 7:84 Theatre Company, Gilt was first performed at Paisley Arts Centre in October 2003 before touring, including performances at Soho Theatre, London, in November 2003.
‘A thoughtful and quizzical piece… The great thing about Gilt is that it never gives the knee-jerk answers that you might expect… terrific’