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Pedro Miguel Rozo; Translated by Simon Scardifield

Oberon Books

"Dark, deranged and occasionally hilarious… presented here in a zesty translation by Simon Scardifield. Our Private Life questions the very idea of privacy. It shows a family’s careful respectability being eroded by gossip… and the nightmarish effects of rumor." –Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

"Excellent moments of pitch-black humor…" –Siobhan Murphy, Metro


"This isn't a village. We've got the largest shopping centre in the area. Now there's somewhere people can go to watch movies, have something to eat, spend money to make sense of their lives."


When a rumor spreads like wildfire through a Colombian village, a respectable family start to wither in the heat. As long-buried secrets begin to surface, their efforts to discern truth from slander become fused with a desire for justice. A new black comedy of twisted morality set in modern Colombia.

Pedro Miguel Rozo is a playwright, director and telenovela writer from Bogota, Colombia. He first worked with the Royal Court in Bogota in 2004 and developed this play during the 2009 Royal Court International Residency in London.


Simon Scardifield is an actor with Ed Hall's Propeller company, amongst other. He has directed at drama schools in London, and has taught Shakespeare in the US, Germany, Italy and Spain. He translates and adapts from French, German and Spanish.


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