Me, As A Penguin


ISBN: 9781848421042
Author: By Tom Wells
Publication Date: 22/04/2010
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available


A charmingly offbeat, surreal comedy of knitting, penguins and Battenberg.

Stitch is hitting the gay scene of Hull. Or at least dipping his toe in the water, while staying with his heavily pregnant sister Liz and her shabby sofa-loving partner Mark. But why won’t Stitch let anyone into the bathroom even though Liz is dying for a pee? And who is the man in the giant penguin costume?

Tom Wells’ play Me, As A Penguin premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in 2009 as part of their new-writing season, Northern Exposure. It subsequently went on a regional tour including a run at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2010.

This volume also includes two monologues by Tom Wells, About a Goth and Notes for First Time Astronauts.

‘A remarkable piece of writing, wry, witty and surreal… Tom Wells is a name to watch’

‘Thoroughly charming’
Time Out

‘The dialogue is full of delights… given the choice I personally would pick up the penguin’

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