The production's opening in London coincides with the simultaneous Off-Broadway premiere of Muir's earlier play, Gaugleprixtown, originally seen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005, which will run at the Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row, March 19-April 4.
Ben De Wynter directs a Green Grass cast that comprises Gillian McCafferty, Andrew Obenay, Ian Groombridge and Olivia Darnley. The production is designed by Holly Best with lighting by Steve Miller.
According to press materials, the play is a dark urban tale set in a block of flats over one evening. It opens with a couple having a rare evening alone (their daughter is out). Bored of each other's company, they're looking for ways to continue their lives as husband and wife. Scene two introduces us to the childless couple living above them. Their existence seems even more bizarre as they prepare dinner for the couple downstairs. The final scene brings the couples together to discuss immigration, second-hand furniture and how difficult it is to bring up a pretty daughter. With a sense of community crumbling it asks the question: Do we really know the people we live next to?
The play was selected for The International Playwriting Festival in 2003, resulting in a workshop at York Theatre Royal. Muir is dramaturg for Deafinitely Theatre Company and workshop facilitator for The Old Vic New Voices Programme.
Director Ben De Wynter was associate director on the award-winning Guys and Dolls at The Piccadilly Theatre, resident director on the National Theatre's production of My Fair Lady and assistant to Howard Davies on The Breath of Life. To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7261 9876. For further details visit www.slipstreamproductions.org.uk.