21:13 finds an Italian girl and English boy stranded on a deserted train platform for a night. With no common language but lots of time, they begin to find ways of communicating that speak louder, funnier and more sensitively than words.
21:13 is about creation and inventing languages. It is about failure and the frustration of not being heard or understood. It is about gaps: in language, in memory, between people, between art and its audience, between a word and its meaning. The play is backed by a full original soundtrack by the composer Ross Blake, using nothing but the human voice.
21:13 premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2008 and has since toured nationally and internationally.
NOMINATED AND SHORTLISTED FOR A TOTAL THEATRE AWARD FINALIST AT THE PREMIO L’ALTRO FESTIVAL LUGANO
“Beautifully embodies a freedom from the spoken word…an abundance of imagination.”
“Like a visual poem on the theme of misunderstanding, simultaneously hilarious and poignant…slick, perfectly-timed performances, enhanced by a magnetic on-stage chemistry.”
“A delightfully simple and wonderfully sensitive exploration of what is lost and found in translation and a grace and innovation that is at once funny and touching…It is witty, sweet and cunningly choreographed.”
“Charming and magical with two impeccable performances from Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare…I highly recommend you go see it.”
“A world where the ordinary takes on delightful new significance.”
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With thanks to Tamsin Clarke