How to Date a Feminist

By Samantha Ellis

How to Date a Feminist
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ISBN: 9781848426177
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 8th September 2016
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Arcola Theatre, London, and Watford Palace Theatre, 2016

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A hilarious new spin on the Hollywood romcom featuring two proposals, two weddings, an elopement and a cast of unforgettable characters.

Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad men. Then she meets Steveā€¦

Steve is a feminist.

Can Kate overcome her love of lipstick, cupcakes and Heathcliff? Can Steve forgo the ethical confetti and learn to be a little bit more ravishing in bed? Can the two of them reinvent romance for the twenty-first century?

Samantha Ellis's play How to Date a Feminist premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2016, ahead of a UK tour.

'Wonderfully funny... does more to provoke a change in our understanding of the other than 1,000 doctoral theses'

- Exeunt

'Sprightly written with some whizz-crack lines… frequently laugh out loud funny... Ellis' writing captures the finer, quotidian detail of modern relationships and there are moments of lovely intimacy'

- WhatsOnStage

Samantha Ellis is a writer whose plays include How to Date a Feminist (Arcola and tour); Operation Magic Carpet (Polka); Cling To Me Like Ivy (Birmingham Repertory Theatre/tour); Starlore For Beginners and Other Plays, Patching Havoc (Theatre503); This Time I Win (Agent 160/Cardiff Millennium Centre); The Thousand and Second Night (LAMDA); A Sudden Visitation of Calamity (Menagerie); Startle Response (Young Vic Workshop); Martin's Wedding (Blind Summit/BAC); Use Me As Your Cardigan (Jackson's Lane); Feel the Plastic (Camden People's Theatre); The Candy Jar (Edinburgh Fringe; runner-up in NSDF's International Student Drama Competition).

She is also the author of the non-fiction book How to Be a Heroine (published by Chatto & Windus).

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