Gilt is a collaboratively written play by Rona Munro, Stephen Greenhorn and Isabel Wright with a multi-stranded narrative exploring the effect money has on personal relationships. Commissioned by 7:84 Theatre Company, it was first performed at Paisley Arts Centre on 2 October 2003 before touring.
The play weaves together the stories of seven characters. There’s Mick, the TV presenter, searching for reconciliation; Carla, who’s looking for love; Al, in search of security; teenager Jo, who’ll try anything for a way out; Chris, out of work and in need of respect; James, who’s put his faith in Anita; and Anita, who would just like to start all over again.
The 7:84 production was directed by Zinnie Harris with a cast including Andy Gray, Kath Howden and Neil McKinven.
After the first performances at Paisley Arts Centre, the production toured to the Tron, Glasgow; the Traverse, Edinburgh; the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen; the MacRobert, Stirling; Universal Hall, Findhorn; and Soho Theatre, London, where it opened on 3 November 2003.