As they start to empty out her wardrobes to sort the clothing into charity shop, or send to Africa, or throw away, the sisters start to laugh together. Teresa seems unaware of the inconsistencies of sending ball gowns to Zimbabwe. They each choose an evening dress and giggle away at the effect, dressing up like children.
This black comedy exploits the most vicious company culture of corporate condoned bullying. The night I saw it there was no cheering or booing from the audience, just sharp intakes of shocked breath at some of the cruelest comments and laughter from others.
13 is about politics and the part we play or don't play in decision making. Faced with a society, set in the present where the banks call the shots and where people die in pointless wars, Bartlett questions whether it has to be like this.