Polly Stenham: Plays 1: That Face; Tusk Tusk; No Quarter; Hotel
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
sharp and fizzy.’ Guardian Hotel ‘That unusual theatrical thing, a thriller – and a thriller that really scares.’ Observer ‘Stenham achieves the dramatic gearshift between nervous laughter to jolting horror with great panache, and her play keeps springing surprises to the bitter end .
Polly Stenham’s explosive That Face, written at the age of nineteen, was staged at the Royal Court before transferring to London’s West End. Tusk Tusk and No Quarter followed, also for the Royal Court. Her fourth play, Hotel, opened at the National Theatre. All four are contained in Plays 1, together with an introduction from the author. That Face ‘One of the most astonishing debuts I have seen in more than 30 years.. In every respect this is a remarkable and unforgettable piece of theatre.’ Daily Telegraph Tusk Tusk ‘A cracking confirmation of Stenham’s talent… [A] gripping, witty, sad play.’ Financial Times No Quarter ‘Stenham is that rare thing, a truly exciting writer… It is hard to envisage anything providing this kind of mainlining thrill.’ Evening Standard Hotel ‘At its core, Hotel is about civilisation peeled down to savagery. And that is where Stenham is at her brutal, universal best.’ Independent
|Dimensions||24 × 128 × 197 mm|