Is public adulation always accompanied by private disappointment? Is creative fulfilment necessarily at odds with personal happiness? What is the price of fame? In these three biographical scenarios - about respectively Janis Joplin, Edward Elgar and Oscar Wilde - Nigel Gearing explores the often droll disparity between the satisfying structures we call Art and the infinitely more messy 'rag-and-bone shop of the heart'.
Nigel Gearing's stage plays include 'Snap', 'Berlin Days Hollywood Nights', 'The Queen of Spades' and 'High Wire'. His translations and adaptations include Moliere's 'Don Juan', Jorge Diaz's 'My Song is Free', Michael Azama's 'Crossfire', Catherine Anne's 'Agnes and an adaptation of Orwell's 'Down and Out in London and Paris'.