Cast 2 male 3 female
From the author of the award-winning The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband and the BT Biennial play Nasty Neighbours comes this fable for adults about Matilda, a compulsive liar who tells so many lies that even she cannot keep up. Matilda lives a reclusive life at home with her family — a despairing mother, suicidal brother and deluded father — and only her correspondence with an agony aunt for outside company. Life for Matilda’s family is hard enough without the embarrassment of her lies, but Matilda lies to protect them. Matilda lies because she loves them, and anyway, Matilda just can’t stop. Just when she thinks life at home can’t get any worse, one morning she experiences a sudden change and finds herself compelled to tell the truth at all times and to everyone! Secrets are exposed, myths explode . . . havoc! Chaos! If the lies were bad then the truth is worse — Matilda must be stopped!!