Composers and their stage works 

Absolute Hell

Rodney Ackland

Play. M11 F10. Extras. A drinking club.



This fascinating evocation of Bohemian life in London in 1945 was presented at the Orange Tree, Richmond, in 1988 and is a revision of the play The Pink Room originally staged at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in 1952. A world-weary hostess runs a drinking-club where the members gather to drink and, variously, escape, dream, seek, bitch, mock and destroy.
'This is not only an archaeologist's treasure, but is among the most convincing, moving pieces to hit London yet this year.' Independent