ISBN: 9781839041310
Author: By Rabiah Hussain
Publication Date: 27/07/2023
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK3218 Categories: , Tags: ,

‘History always ripples on. Even if we don’t realise it.’

In the Downing Street Press Office an emergency meeting has been called. The Prime Minister has been ad-libbing on live TV (again) and his words are going viral.

There is a flurry of accusations, and demands for an apology; but as his team debate what to do next, it’s already too late. His words have found their way to dinner parties, bus journeys and newspaper columns across the nation – and not everyone is angry.

Rabiah Hussain’s play Word-Play explores how language seeps into public consciousness and reverberates with far-reaching consequences that will last for generations. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, in July 2023, directed by Nimmo Ismail.

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