DOI: 10.5040/9781408167373.00000027
Roles: Male (1) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Sea Wall is a delicate monologue, completely devastating and beautifully powerful.

Alex’s story, spoken directly to the audience, begins full of clear light and smiles, as he speaks about his wife, visiting her father in the South of France, having a daughter, photography, and the bottom of the sea. His tone is natural, happy and engaging, with flickers of questions about belief and religion glimpsed under the surface. But his contentment falls away into deep and heart-breaking grief, crumbling to pieces with a vividness that is incredibly moving.

Sea Wall was first performed in 2008 at the Bush Theatre, London.

From Stephens Plays: 2


Bloomsbury Publishing

Simon Stephens

ISBN: 9781408113912

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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