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Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839043321Publication Date:
4 Apr 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788507851Publication Date:
4 Apr 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Finborough Theatre, London, 2024


By Harry McDonald

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On Stage at:
Finborough Theatre, London
From Tue 19 Mar 2024 to Sat 13 Apr 2024

1974, a public lavatory. Nicky shaves his head, watched by an older man.

Publicly, Nicky is a skinhead. And a neo-Nazi. But right now, in this place, that doesn't matter. This is not the first man Nicky has met in a public toilet, and he won't be the last…

Spanning twenty years and inspired by a true story, Foam examines the nature of identity and the consequences of right-wing extremist ideology against the backdrop of London's skinhead and gay scenes of the 1970s and 1980s.

Colliding the terrifyingly personal and the violently political, Harry McDonald's play Foam was first performed at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2024, directed by Matthew Iliffe.

'You forget I knew you were a queer long before I knew you were a fascist.'

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'The best new play I have come across for a long time. Wow! Does it pack a punch... McDonald's writing is so powerful... a must-see play, but not for the faint-hearted'


'Tense and intriguing... poses complex questions about identity, ideology and indoctrination... playwright Harry McDonald skilfully, non-judgementally interrogates our assumptions... a timely and important play'

The Stage


Reviews Hub

'Bleak and disturbing... Each scene plays out in tight, believable dialogue... shocking... terrifying'

British Theatre Guide

'Powerful, disturbing, violent and not for the faint hearted'


'Moving, provocative and memorable... a superb play about identity and the failure to find it... A must-see'

London Pub Theatres Magazine

'Compelling drama... the dialogue sparkles... theatrical magic'

Arts Desk

'Moving, powerful and intense'

Everything Theatre
Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9781839043321Publication Date:
4 Apr 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,88 pages ISBN: 9781788507851Publication Date:
4 Apr 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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