Produced by National Centre for Performing Arts
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Bruce Guthrie
Role Stage Manager

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 by Simon Stephens (whose other credits include the multiple Tony and Olivier award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre/West End) is the first of our series of Ghost Light Productions. It is directed by award-winning director & NCPA Head of Theatre Bruce Guthrie and performed by award-winning actor Jim Sarbh.

Streamed online – February & March 2021