Looking for the name of a play about using the toilet and eating
December 19, 2017 4:57 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for the name of the play about people who go off privately to eat but use the toilet at a table together.

The play was on in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in about 1980 (I haven't seen it) and it was - as far as I know - about reversing social functions between the private and the public.

In the play about people go off privately to eat but use the toilet at a table together.
posted by Quillcards to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Could it have been inspired by Buñuel's Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974)?

> The guests are seated around the table on flushing toilets. They politely discuss various issues around the topic of defecation whilst publicly using the toilets that they are sitting on. When a guest is hungry, he excuses himself and retires to the dining room, a private cubicle, to eat food.
posted by vert canard at 5:19 AM on December 19, 2017 [3 favorites]


Possibly something based off of PKD's Counter Clock World?
posted by koolkat at 5:34 AM on December 19, 2017


Hard to imagine this could be anything but an adaptation of or homage to the Buñuel film (English-language title: The Phantom of Liberty), which is quite famous for exactly that scene.
posted by Mothlight at 6:11 AM on December 19, 2017


Thank you both - I think there is a lot of Counter Clock World in it, but I am pretty confident that the Phantom of Liberty is what it was.
posted by Quillcards at 6:11 AM on December 19, 2017


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