Performances for Splendour, written by Abi Morgan and directed by Hilary Jennings, took place on Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 July 2019. The play was held at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington.


In the opulent drawing room of a beautiful state residence a photojournalist awaits the return of a dictator. She is here to take his portrait – but he is late, very late. The dictator’s wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her.

Outside as snow falls a revolution breaks out. Inside as the world turns, the four women’s secrets and suspicions are revealed.


  • Kate Parry – Micheleine
  • Jo Conyngham – Gilma
  • Steph McKinley – Kathryn
  • Kanan Barot – Genevieve

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