Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420595Publication Date:
2 Jul 2009
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Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780010397Publication Date:
8 Nov 2012
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First Staged:
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh, 2008; Trafalgar Studios, West End, 2009


By Ella Hickson

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  • Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award - 2008
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2008

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage.

From Millie, the jolly-hockey-sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, to Miles, a 7/7 survivor, and Danny, an ex-squaddie who makes friends in morgues, Eight looks at what has happened to a generation that has grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable.

Ella Hickson's play Eight was first staged at Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in August 2008. It was awarded a Fringe First Award and the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award.

The production transferred to Performance Space 122, New York, as part of the COIL Festival, in January 2009, and then to Trafalgar Studios, London, in July 2009.

In its original performances, each audience voted for four of the eight monologues that they wished to see, resulting in a different line-up at every performance. A ninth unperformed monologue is included in this edition.

The monologues are ideal for performance by student and amateur groups; any number and any combination can be performed. They also provide excellent opportunities for actors looking for audition material.

Eight is also available in the collection Ella Hickson Plays: One.

Extra Content: Ella Hickson interviewed on StageTalk TV - including tips on staging Eight.

This edition is NOT FOR SALE in the US, Canada or Mexico. Customers from those countries should buy the US edition here.

Press Quotes

'Hickson's writing remains astonishing, with a huge, angry energy and poetry'

The Scotsman

'Ella Hickson has already found her voice and it's a powerful one - a potent show indeed'

New York Times

'One of the most self-assured, startlingly well-written and moving pieces of theatre around'

Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781848420595Publication Date:
2 Jul 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780010397Publication Date:
8 Nov 2012
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Ella Hickson:

Ella Hickson Plays: One
The Authorised Kate Bane
Precious Little Talent & Hot Mess
The Writer
Wendy & Peter Pan
Precious Little Talent
Swive [Elizabeth]
Hot Mess

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