A Map of the Region

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Faced with the new realpolitik of the Baltic States – from the presence of the Russian Mafia to the challenges faced in the pursuit of individual freedom – the stories of mother and son – Piret and Tonü – tell the history of the European fight for freedom in 1989, and a map of the geography of this complex region is drawn.

 

A Map of the Region was given a rehearsed reading with Tamsin Greig as Piret and Con O’Neill as the Russian. It was nominated for the Bruntwood Prize in 2011.

When work is of such quality as this, reading it is a pleasure. This is a terrific script; heartbreaking, layered and dense, the drama builds an ever-increasing hold on the emotions. The characterisation is also very strong and engaging and the dialogue, which weaves around them, is convincing and satisfying.

David Prescott
Associate Director, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

A Map of the Region is a real triumph – meaty and relevant political ideas embedded in a fast-paced, complex story. The characters are full-blooded. It’s a big and ambitious project and I can really imagine it working.

Nina Steiger, Literary Manager,

Soho Theatre

Really quite brilliant. The scene is set perfectly and the pervading sense of terror and life in a Soviet state is well drawn. Misha in particular is a great cipher of this menace.

James Bierman, Donmar