27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Something Unspoken

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Marti Ibrahim

By arrangement with Origin TM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd


16/8/18 to 26/8/18


8:00pm / 2:00pm matinee


27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Set during the Great Depression, and in the midst of the oppressive heat of summer in Mississippi, this is a play about desperation and revenge. Business has not been going well for Jake and Flora Meighan, the owners of a cotton gin near Blue Mountain. In a desperate attempt to rescue himself from his financial woes, Jake sets fire to the neighbouring Syndicate Plantation, owned by the young but pragmatic Silva Vicarro. Over a 24-hour period, Silva finds out about Jake’s crime.
How will Silva take the ultimate revenge against Jake? And who is the real victim in this story?

Something Unspoken

Miss Cornelia Scott is a wealthy Southern spinster in her sixties, who is consumed by her desire to be named president of a society club called “Daughters of the Confederation”. The play opens on the morning of the society club’s elections and Cornelia, too terrified to attend the vote in case she isn’t elected unanimously, sits at her table eating breakfast. Her secretary, a woman in her forties named Grace and who has been with her for 15 years accompanies her. There is a strange tension between the two women “something unspoken” simmering beneath the surface of their conversation. When Cornelia learns the outcome of the election, the situation between her and Grace comes to a head in a confrontation between them.


27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Flora Meighan – Louise Steele
Jake Meighan – Mark Stratford
Silva Vicarro – Gilbert Gauci

Something Unspoken

Cornelia Scott – Margaret Rawlinson
Grace Lancaster – Jeanne Snider