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The Man With the Flower in His Mouth By Luigi Pirandello
Metta Theatre in association with Greenwich Theatre presents The Man With the Flower in His Mouth, by Luigi Pirandello, adapted by Poppy Burton-Morgan, at the London Particular, a cafe theatre in New Cross, in south east London, from 10 Nov to 5 Dec 2010.
Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan, costumes by Katharine Heath, starring Samuel Collings, Liana Weafer.
In a cafe on New Cross Road, a woman sits. She has missed her last train and is nursing a cup of coffee, with all the time in the world to kill before the next train home. A man approaches her, and starts to talk. Reticent at first, she slowly allows herself to be drawn into a conversation. This man - the man with the flower in his mouth, a mad man, a philosopher, a storyteller - engages her with his urgent passion for life. His vital energy jars with her idle musings and the conversation forces her to question her values, as he shows her the revelations that his escape into the imagination brings.
*Performed in the London Particular, a newly opened bowl food café, it gives the audience the chance to view the action unfold in its natural environment.