ISBN: 9781848428928
Author: By Sophie Ellerby
Publication Date: 12/09/2019
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 104pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2654 Categories: , , Tag:

‘I’m making him work for it! Got him to buy me a pack of Tangfastics and a can of Lilt before I showed him my tits.’

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a handjob in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn’t even like Chinese.

Sophie Ellerby’s play LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places. It premiered at the HighTide Festival Aldeburgh, Omnibus Clapham and Nottingham Playhouse in 2019, co-produced by HighTide and Nottingham Playhouse.

‘A blistering debut… full of details, light and dark, about teenagers’ initiations to adulthood’

‘Ellerby has pulled off that rarest of feats – written a wholly contemporary, wholly credible play that speaks of and to the generation born into the perils of social media… an extraordinary debut’
Broadway World

‘Meticulously crafted writing… captures what happens to young people across the country today’
Reviews Hub

‘Gripping stuff from beginning to end’

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