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TEENAGE DICK by Mike Lew
A darkly comic take on Shakespeare’s Richard III.
As winter formal gives way to glorious spring fling, Richard – the class loser – lusts for power at Roseland High.
After years of torment due to his hemiplegia, Richard plots the ultimate rise in power: to become president of his senior class. But like all teenagers, and all despots, he is faced with the hardest question of all: is it better to be loved, or feared?
WORK BITCH by Jessica Siân
Waitress never thought she'd end up here, 32, clearing plates, taking orders. How did she get here? And what if this is it?
A story of pulling pints and sweeping floors - from a Saturday job refilling coffee cups in South Africa's young rainbow-nation to a curry house in Camberwell nearly two decades later, Work Bitch follows Waitress through a life well worked. The lovers, the friends, the adopted families and the terrible tips that made her.
This play is for generation side-hustle. The three jobs and shared flats and no property prospects. Work Bitch is a play about the work we do and how it defines us.
SKIN A CAT by Isley Lynn
Every teenager thinks they're the only one not having sex. But for Alana, it may well be true. She's not frigid. She really isn't. But every time she gets close to doing it something just seems to get in the way... Soon she can't help wondering: Is it this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it was going to be this complicated.
With a kaleidoscope of off-kilter characters, Skin A Cat follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party with her best friend's boyfriend, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist - all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman. Whatever that means...
THE MOOR by Catherine Lucie
Bronagh has lived right at the heart of the moor for as long as she can remember. But recently she has started having the same dream over and over again - with the voices and the whispering. Is it trying to tell her something?
When a boy vanishes, Bronagh has to tell someone what she suspects, entangling herself and her boyfriend in a murder investigation. But how can anyone find the truth when the ground keeps shifting?
The Moor is a tense psychological thriller, part domestic tale, part folk tale, that pits Bronagh against her own past and present, dragging her, her baby daughter and those closest to them into something deeper than the marsh on the moor.