Indigo $16.99

Heidi Thomas

Published by AmberLane Press

Possession and betrayal are the principal themes of this vividly poetic drama

Set in the late 18th century, Indigo is the story of two young men: Ide, an African prince, and William, son of a Liverpudlian slave merchant. Both are caught up in the ruthless commerce of the slave trade

Ideals are destroyed and innocence confounded before the play is brought to its brutal conclusion

"...much of Indigo's delicate power resides in its passages of introspection, where characters are becalmed by the intensity and weight of their emotions, and where thought briefly replaces action. Indigo is a play of soliloquies, and it insists that we concentrate not just on what people do, but on the tissue of motive, belief and speculation by which they shape and colour their lives" ~ Andrew Rissik, The Independent

"... beautifully structured monologues, studded with fine phrases..." ~ Michael Coveney, The Financial Times

" is a long time since a new writer revelled in such a fizzy and restless landscape of imagery..." ~ Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer

"Thomas's play hums with dramatic invention, sweeping confidently between pungent insights and grand, haunting imagery ... the final scenes are among the most searing in British drama for several years" ~ Jim Hiley, The Listener

"Indigo is something of an epic" ~ Isabel Arro, What's On

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