Shhhh, Don't Say A Word
London's National Theatre is to stage the world's longest silent play. For one hour and 40 minutes, 450 characters playing 27 actors will utter not a single word between them. Austrian playwright Peter Handke's "The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other" is set in a city square, but there is no plot and virtually no character appears twice. The idea apparently came to Handke as he sat at a cafe on an Italian piazza watching strangers come and go. However, the silence is punctuated by music, the occasional scream and the recorded sounds of an aeroplane or workmen drilling.
FOOTNOTE: It's a mute point.