An intimate and hedonistic examination of a nineteenth-century love triangle, pamela carter’s play slope explores the affair between the poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, and its impact on Verlaine’s young wife, Mathilde.
Their verbal sparring is scabrous and hilarious, and their rollercoaster relationships as passionate and claustrophobic as they are cruel and ridiculous.
Originally produced in 2006 by Untitled Projects, slope returned in a new production by the company at the Glasgow Citizens and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2014.
‘A cruel battle for status, order duelling with chaos, decorum with sensual pleasure’
‘Exceptional… superb… breathtakingly successful’