Dreams of Violence


ISBN: 9781848420427
Author: By Stella Feehily
Publication Date: 16/07/2009
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available

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A riotous comedy about love, death and responsibility.

For forty-something Hildy, political activism comes easier than dealing with the disorder of her family life: her druggie son; her philandering soon-to-be-ex husband; her father, misbehaving in a hugely expensive retirement home.

Then there’s Shirley, Hildy’s charismatic mother – a former pop star with a fondness for booze – who sets up camp in Hildy’s spare room to belittle her from close range.

By day, Hildy leads the City’s cleaners in revolt against the bankers. But by night, she dreams of unsettling acts of violence.

Stella Feehily’s play Dreams of Violence was first performed at Soho Theatre, London, in July 2009, in a co-production with Out of Joint.

‘Full of idiosyncratic wit… makes a strong case for politically committed women and the burdens placed on them’

‘A modern tragicomedy that presents a bitter truth… an evening that rarely leaves you more than a minute away from a cruel laugh or a stinging insight’

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