by Nick Warburton
What does a medieval cathedral stand for in today's world? Borderland explores the hopes and disappointments of people inside the building on one particular day. Clive the Vice-Dean's job is to enforce the rules but he finds it difficult to see beyond them, especially when a pointless act of vandalism breaks the calm. All the characters have reasons for frustration: Robert has set up a community choir, but will it breach traditional aesthetic standards? Tomas wants to perform a small personal ritual for his dead father, but is it allowed? Ellen feels powerless to help her daughter who is suffering domestic violence. The action takes place in the light of a passing comment that "This is a space between God and the people. Between heaven and earth. A borderland. Where we approach God. And God listens to us."
6 men, 3 women, fluidity possible in most cases.