Just a Little Murder

Sunday 8 July 2018

by David Stuttard, Starring Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif

‘Just A Little Murder’, written by David Stuttard, is based on translations of stories and exchanges found in Greek poetry and drama. Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif present a dramatic reading of this excellent, very speak-able work. Produced by Simon McKay. (Running time 90 minutes, including interval.)

Fenella Fielding, in a role that’s feeling and sensitive, contrasts with Stephen Greif’s character – weary of the death he has inflicted and hardened to his own death he now faces. He’s stirred only by lust. Fielding and Greif’s voices interact brilliantly in moments of contemplation rising to high drama. An afternoon of much laughter heightened by the right measure of pathos.

City Hall, London ‘By far the most moving was the veteran actress Fenella Fielding’s… Her words were not only almost unbearably moving, but utterly relevant to the slaughter of innocents now carrying on in Syria and Iraq.’ (Harry Eyres, Financial Times 2014)

Crazy Coqs, London ‘Relevant… and, in David Stuttard’s lively, modern translation, very funny and sometimes very moving, especially when its readers are as accomplished as Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif.’ (2017) http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/just-a-little-m-live-at-zedel-14955

Crazy Coqs, London “I was in tears… twice.” Jennifer Saunders. (2017)

80 minutes