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Precious Little Talent & Hot Mess  

Precious Little Talent & Hot Mess $21.77 ex GST
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Precious Little Talent 
A touching and funny play about 20-somethings graduating into a world that’s sold them down the river. Joey’s got a first class degree, 20K worth of debt and works in a pub. It’s Christmas, she escapes to New York to seek comfort in her father. But just as the world seems to have shunned her, so will he. As both the private and public worlds collapse around her, cynical English Joey will accidentally fall in love with idealistic American Sam and learn a little about what it is to have hope in the future of your country.

It is young, full of spluttering energy and has a real fire in its belly about the need to retain your optimism in a cruel world… Hickson really is a little bit special -  Lyn Gardner , Guardian 

Hot Mess 
A dark, lusty and lyrical tale about friendship, sex and solitude.

Polo and Twitch were born twins, but only one heart followed after; Twitch got it and Polo was left with a hole in the middle. Polo is not looking to be loved and Twitch can do nothing but.

She writes with great assurance using charmingly poetic language. -  British Theatre Guide

By Ella Hickson, also available through Currency Press:

Cast : Precious Little Talent - 2M, 1F / Hot Mess - 2M, 2F

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-166-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


ELLA HICKSON  is a playwright who has received widespread critical acclaim for her first three plays. Eight debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received a Fringe First award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. She has also written Precious Little Talent and Hot Mess, both of which were highly commended by critics and audience alike and Boys. In addition, Hickson was an Emerging Playwright on attachment to the Traverse theatre, as well as the 2011 Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Lyric Hammersmith. All of her plays are published by NHB and available through Currency Press.