Drip Feed & The Half Of It: Two Plays


ISBN: 9781848427853
Author: By Karen Cogan
Publication Date: 2/08/2018
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available


Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Cork, 1998. An obsessive odyssey through the city. Dancing on tables, 3 a.m. breakfast rolls and waking up, polluted, on the wrong person’s doorstep. Brenda and her ferocious best pal are part of the city furniture. But one of them is realising that she’s got it all, all of it, horribly wrong and it might be too late.

Drip Feed is an infectious, dark comedy about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer. The play was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2017, and premiered at Assembly George Square as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in a co-production between Fishamble and Soho Theatre, London.

Also included in this volume is Karen Cogan’s first play The Half Of It, a relentless, darkly lyrical work about a life, lived unseen, which won the Stewart Parker Award in 2018 after a sold-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, produced by Mommo Theatre.

In a London flat, a Cork woman is climbing the walls. She lives alone, eating dry digestives and hiding from the postman. She hasn’t stepped outside in six years. Does she definitely still exist?

‘Dark and powerful… a vivid, immersive and ultimately hopeful exploration of identity’
The List on Drip Feed

‘Vivid and richly written… sometimes funny, sometimes bleak’
The Stage on Drip Feed

‘An exquisite piece of theatre… a poignant reflection on modern society and how we treat ourselves and each other’
The Reviews Hub on The Half Of It

‘A slow-burning and complex vision of a woman’s inner life’
No More Workhorse on The Half Of It

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