The Authorised Kate Bane

By Ella Hickson

The Authorised Kate Bane
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ISBN: 9781848423091
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 11th October 2012
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Grid Iron at the Traverse, Edinburgh, & Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 2012

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A painfully comic excavation of a family history that asks if there is an authorised version of the past - or just the one we can live with.

Kate Bane returns home to her parents for a winter weekend to introduce her new boyfriend. As the snow falls, Kate finds herself searching with increasing desperation for the truth about her family's past. Are her memories fact, or are they continually shifting acts of imagination?

Unable to pin down the truth, can she write a version of the family mythology that will ensure her own happiness?

'Couples the uncertainty of Six Characters in Search of an Author with the soul-bearing family relevations of a minor Tennessee Williams play'

- The Guardian

'Fascinating... an Escher-like playfulness in its examination of the nature of creation'

- The Stage

'An amusing piece, well-crafted'

- The List

Ella Hickson is an award-winning and critically acclaimed playwright. Her debut play Eight won a Fringe First and played in London and New York. Other work includes Precious Little Talent (Trafalgar Studios), Boys (HighTide Festival, then Soho Theatre) and Hot Mess (Latitude Festival, then The Arcola).

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