it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420816Publication Date:
8 Oct 2009
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EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780013121Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
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First Staged:
Clean Break at the Arcola Theatre, London, 2009

it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now

By Lucy Kirkwood

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  • 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.'

Press Quotes

'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
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420816Publication Date:
8 Oct 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780013121Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Lucy Kirkwood:

Mosquitoes
Women, Power and Politics: Then
Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)
Hedda
The Children
NSFW
small hours
Chimerica
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One
Bloody Wimmin
Tinderbox

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