The title itself is suggestive. It's on the longer side of titles, but "incomplete" hints at the short and splintered scenes to come.
The first scene is two lines, and two single words. It suggests a writer who knows what they are about. You're going to be in for a supremely confident ride (or maybe a complete disaster).
The second scene already seems to hint at sub text and potentially conflicting intentions. Again establishing a notion of "drama" / conflict as opposed to any (unnecessary) exposition.
Michael Billington review in the Guardian in 2005.
"...Ten years ago, the Royal Court was the focus for what became known as "in-yer-face" theatre. Now it seems to be encouraging what I can only call "behind-your-back" drama: elliptical, oblique, non-linear plays that leave the audience to piece together narrative and meaning...."
David Eldridge has a new play coming to the National Theatre in October 2017. It's called Beginning - "Tender and funny, it’s an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance." Eldridge is in conversation with director Polly Findlay 6pm 19 Oct.
Part of an intermittant series looking at the beginnings of plays. Click here to see a few more like dirty butterfly and Gertrude Stein's Mexico,
If you'd like to feel inspired by other addresses and life lessons try: Ursula K Le Guin on literature as an operating manual for life; Neil Gaiman on making wonderful, fabulous, brilliant mistakes; or Nassim Taleb's commencement address; or JK Rowling on the benefits of failure.