An amnesiac is being interrogated. He knows nothing, not his name or address, not even his favourite colour. He was found near a womans body; did he kill her? He doesnt know. Clearly, the interrogation has gone on for months and will do so for as long as necessary. There is no law to protect him here. His universe consists of him and his interrogator, plus an off-stage voice which may or may not be real.
This is part of a series of eight plays being presented under the title of All Fall; All Falling. The others are Collision, Liar, Evasion, Not Me, Whispers, Wardrobe and Grace. In these plays the writer takes his characters out of their lives where they were mechanics, florists, bar staff, spin doctors, thugs, teachers and musicians and puts the pressure on. The plays are interlinked but each play stands alone and its interpretation is up to the audience.
Fallen is a gripping, well-acted short play. The audience immediately feels involved and cares about the fate of the amnesiac. This is a brave venture on the part of Theatre Underground: Scotland and, judging by this play, well worth supporting.