"Write the one letter that you've never written..."
This was the instruction given to Year 11 pupils in Cavaillon, France, where writer Estelle Savasta was in residence for a year Colin wrote to his dead grandfather from seven years ago, Maxime to the son he might one day have, Elisa to her existence.
Each one of these letters was then given to a writer who had to reply as if they were the one receiving the letter: replying as Colin's grandfather, Maxime's son, Elisa's existence.
The result is a rich tapestry of voices and experiences, that playfully explores what it means to be a person in the world today and asks the question: do we really know more the older we get?
© Julie Blackmon
The play has been translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith
A rehearsed reading takes place at The Bush Theatre on 25th April 2019 at 4pm