Matter of Interpretation Synopsis

Frederick and Millicent are an engaged couple, visiting the recently-opened Wolverhampton Art Gallery in the later 1880s. Their reaction to one of the pieces on display shows not only the divergence in their tastes but also their attitudes to India.

A Matter of Interpretation is a short comedy. It is one of six short plays written by members of the New City Playwrights, each inspired by a different object or painting on display in the Victorian Gallery of Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The plays were performed in the gallery with a professional cast and direction on 27th June 2009, to mark the public opening of the refurbished Victorian gallery. There were further performances for the next two weeks. The performances were supported by Arts Council funding.

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