Written by Polly Stenham
Presented by Playing Up Theatre Company
When Mia is expelled from school for drugging and torturing another pupil, we are soon introduced to her seriously dysfunctional family. However, this is no poor, working class tale of drink, drugs and a broken marriage. Mia’s Daddy is rich…very rich! Polly Stenham’s blistering debut ”…is a hard hitting, intense and visceral dissection of children who become parents to their parents,” exploring Martha, a woman on the brink. As daddy flies in from Hong Kong to sort things out once and for all, Martha’s dependency on alcohol, anti-depressants and Henry her son increases. The uncomfortable end leaves the audience wondering who needs saving the most.
”A quality of emotional desperation one more often associates with mature American dramatists like Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee.” Michael Billington, The Guardian.
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