by Mike Bartlett

Arcola Theatre and Defibrillator present the Stage Premiere of


Not Talking
by Mike Bartlett

Directed by James Hillier


“If I don’t want to tell anyone, it’s up to me, right?”


Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down.


What happens if we live a life of not talking?


In his gripping and lyrical first play, Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, Albion) unlocks a culture of silence, and gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said.