"I read your book when I was eighteen. I developed a fever. My childhood came to an end at that moment."
Zofia is rich, celebrated, a highly successful novelist and happily married. She lives in Prague’s most fashionable quarter.
But her world is about to change.
With no introduction, a female fan turns up on her doorstep. Irene has flown to Prague having re-read Zofia’s novel and recognised many details of the story.
Now she has urgent questions for Zofia and a forbidding-looking glass vial in her handbag…
CYANIDE AT 5’s pre-eminent, prizewinning author Pavel Kohout - is the subject of two early Tom Stoppard plays. This haunting, psychological 1997 drama has been performed across Europe, but never in UK theatres.
CAST & CREATIVES
Author | Pavel Kohout
Director & Co-Producer | Peter Kavanagh
Co-Producer | Maddy Chisholm-Scott
Designer | Tara Kelly
Zofia | Lise-Ann McLaughlin
Irene | Philippa Heimann