Soon Until Forever
Theatre503, London, U.K., April 2013
Soon Until Forever is a tiny little jewel of a play. Poetic and honest and nuanced and beautifully directed and acted at the 503. –Simon Stephens, English playwright
Jamie and Emily live in a fifth floor flat in South London. They’re in love. Perfect. It’s perfect. Until–now. Now, Emily has stopped speaking. Emily isn’t eating. It’s been days. All Jamie wants to do is to make Emily warm again. To stop the shaking.
Soon Until Forever is a lyrical account of isolation, love and longing as one couple query. It is a tender and visceral work, developed from the Firehouse Creative Production’s Big Idea Workshop, that explores what happens when the person we thought we’d grow up to be conflicts with the person we are. Can we survive on just a kiss?
The clip below shows Elizabeth Boag performing a reading of Soon Until Forever.
Directed by Rachel Parish. Written by Shireen Mula. Developed with Liz Boag & Nadia Malik. Performed at Theatre503 by Jennifer Jackson.