The Gatekeeper

By Chloë Moss

The Gatekeeper
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ISBN: 9781848422605
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 9th February 2012
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2012

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A darkly comic play about the disintegration of a family get-together.

Mike and Julia ade sure their children Rob and Stacey had the best of everything when they were growing up. Now they’re adults all they want is to be proud parents. But when they all meet up in a Lake District holiday cottage to celebrate Stacey’s birthday, the bid to keep up appearances in front of an unexpected guest soon falls by the wayside as secrets are revealed.

'The real star of this piece is the writing. Chloe Moss has turned a potentially inane family gathering into a completely compelling piece of theatre. There was not a second when I wasn’t absolutely gripped by the action.'

- Public Reviews

'Liverpool playwright Chloe Moss is very much a writer to treasure, chronicling quiet, often unsung ordinary lives with both grace and sparky dialogue.'

- The Guardian

'Hilariously funny slice of real life... Chloe Moss’s script is written with genuine heart, and her truthful dialogue creates an authentic snapshot of a family who try to keep up appearances but simply can’t ignore their differences.'


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