it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
- Winner of the John Whiting Award - 2010
A luminous journey exploring the life of Dijana Polancec: professional romantic, eternal optimist and accidental prostitute.
Lucy Kirkwood's it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now is a play about modern-day sex trafficking. It was commissioned by Clean Break and first performed by the company at the Arcola Theatre in London in October 2009.
The play was the joint winner of the John Whiting Award in 2010.
Also available in the collection Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One.
'I know exactly how much I am worth. I am worth one thousand euros because that is how much Babac paid for me. To put this in easy language, that is like two-and-a-half iPhones.'
'Unflinching... theatre that provokes in the best way, without lurid melodrama or sentimentality, but with wit and tenderness... demands that we watch and listen'The Times
'Superb... deeply painful and profoundly disturbing'The Stage
8 Oct 2009Size: 198mm x 129mm
10 Apr 2014
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