In its historical context, the global market is being established; the internet and technological advances become common place. On a domestic level, there is a running argument about the respective values of traditional theatre, upheld by Esme, a successful West End actress, and those of modern media, film and television, championed by her daughter Amy’s partner, Dominic. The drama is also a study of opinions on marriage, love, fame, fidelity, betrayal and artistic integrity when the visit of Esme’s daughter Amy sets in train a series of turbulent events which reach resolution sixteen years later.
David Hare is known for his incisive comments on public institutions – the church, judiciary, government. Amy’s View is played against the background of the corporate world, elusive ethics and insurance giant Lloyd’s of London going through the most traumatic period in its history.
Amy’s View performs at the Chesil Theatre Winchester from 21st to 28th May 2016. Bookings can be made through chesiltheatre.org.uk or by calling 0333 666 3366.