Page extent: 64
ISBN: 9781783199785
Binding: PaperBack

My Eyes Went Dark

Matthew Wilkinson

PaperBack (22 Sep 2015)

“He commanded those pilots to dive. To ignore their screens and fly into each other. Whatever the reasons.” 

Stricken by the loss of his family in a plane crash, Nikolai Koslov resolves to see justice done. His lonely, unwavering quest takes him to the edge of reason, vengeance and the meaning of mutual forgiveness.

A taut, thrilling and contemporary tale, Matthew Wilkinson’s new play brings to the stage the spare, emotional clout of a Greek tragedy.

My Eyes Went Dark premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London in August 2015 and was nominated for three Off West End Awards including Best Play. It transferred to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2016 and 59E59 Theatres, New York 2017. 


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ISBN13 9781783199785
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 64


'An extremely powerful play about justice, revenge and forgiveness.' ★★★★ Michael Billington, The Guardian

 'A welcome reminder of the boundless potential of theatre. ★★★★  Evening Standard

'A remarkably compelling study of a man in the grip of terrible grief and desperate hunger for revenge.' ★★★★  The Independent

'Wilkinson tells the story with great pace and fascinating detail... intense, thought-provoking and intelligent.' ★★★★  The Stage

'Matthew Wilkinson’s thrilling new play is about a grieving man... As a visceral, realistic exploration of whether a victim can and should forgive, it’s practically Greek on the tragedy scale.' ★★★★ Time Out

'Played on a bare, black stage, Matthew Wilkinson's stark two-hander stares into the deep void of grief and despair.' ★★★★ What's On Stage