Created and Performed by Pamela Mala Sinha
Directed by Alan Dilworth
Like our last play, 887, this play is about a memory, but it could not be more different.
887 was personal and political, but positive and happy.
Crash is also personal, but so intense that I hope it was written from the imagination and not from a real experience. Rape and the memory of rape and post rape behaviour have been much discussed in the last year, but I have never seen such a graphic presentation of the after effects of a brutal assault on the woman and on those who love her.
Sinha presented this story in a calm and poetic manner, gradually revealing the horrific details. Never too much at once, or we would not have been able to bear it. Her performance was outstanding. The play was gripping and exhausting. I was glad we had to walk home afterwards as I needed the exercise to calm down.