Dylan Singer needs to leave London. With his alcoholic ex-fiancee, he heads to Central Asia, to research the book he's always dreamt of writing. But it's 2002, the height of the War on Terror, and Uzbekistan isn't the belly-dancing opium den they have been led to believe. From 11th Century Samarkand, through the Great Fire of London, to a disused weapons facility in the remotest place on earth, "Salt Meets Wound" is an epic odyssey spanning a thousand years. Tom Morton-Smith's debut is a magnificent delve into the jigsaw pieces of modern events and history. It opens at Theatre 503 in May 2007.
Tom Morton-Smith has just been appointed Writer in Residence for Paines Plough. He is a member of their Future Perfect writers' group and he has written for LATER at Trafalgar Studios. His shorts have been presented at the Royal Court and Hampstead Theatres.