REHEARSED READING

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PLAYFIGHT

Winner of Finborough Theatre’s

ETPEP Award 2020

ABOUT

Kiera, Zainab and Lucy are smart, outrageous and savvy. They've figured out that there are some things school sex ed lessons don't cover. Now, as they grow from girls into women, they're going to find the answers... 

 

But nothing ever happens in their town, and they’re fifteen, so what do they know? 

 

By turns funny and poignant, their experiences as they grow from girls into women shine a light on contemporary desire, the pain we feel and the lengths we go to…

 

Informed by the rise in violence in mainstream pornography and the ‘rough sex defence’, Playfight interrogates the dangerous reality of the hyper-sexualisation and exploitation of young people.

CREATIVE TEAM

WRITER

JULIA GROGAN​

DIRECTOR

BLANCHE MCINTYRE

FEATURING

ROBYN CARA

HANNAH MILLWARD

HELEN MONKS

REVIEWS & AWARDS

Playwright's accolades: 

ETPEP Award 2020 - WINNER

Papatango Award 2020 - Shortlisted.

Theatre Uncut Award - Shortlisted.

Women’s Prize for Playwriting - Longlisted.

★★★★★ 'BEAUTIFUL, CRUDE, CANDID AND ASSAULTING' THE UPCOMING

★★★★ 'DIRECT AND DISARMING' THE STAGE

★★★★ 'ENTIRELY FRESH AND DISTINCTIVE' THE UPCOMING

★★★★ 'THOROUGHLY ABSORBING PERFORMANCES' MOBILE THEATRE

FINBOROUGH THEATRE

118 Finborough Road, SW10 9ED

www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

WATCH FREE NOW | UNTIL 8 APRIL

CAST

BIOS AT DATE OF SHOW

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ROBYN

CARA

 

Television includes Trying (Series Regular), Ackley Bridge (Series Lead), Life (Series Regular) and Hounslow Diaries (Lead).

 

Theatre includes The Be All & End All (York Theatre Royal), Oliver Twist (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd), Much Ado About Nothing (Mercury Theatre Colchster), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Action to the Word/ Latitude Festival), The Street of Crocodiles (Odry Theatre Budapest) and The Flood (National Youth Theatre).

 

Film includes We Die Young (Midsummer Sky Ltd).

PRODUCTION CREDITS

PRODUCED BY ARSALAN SATTARI

WITH NEIL MCPHERSON AT FINBOROUGH THEATRE

SUBTITLES PROVIDED BY SCENESAVER

 

STREAM HAS NOW ENDED

SCHEDULES & TICKETS

1 - 8 April 2021

FREE

AGES 16+  |  VERY STRONG LANGUAGE | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | MATURE THEMES