Russian Dolls

By Kate Lock

Russian Dolls

Winner - Adrian Pagan Award, 2015

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ISBN: 9781848425637
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 7th April 2016
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Category: All-female cast, Drama, English, Family, Full length plays, Good role(s) for female performers, Good role(s) for older performers, Modern drama (post-1945), Social issues, Women

Series: NHB Modern Plays

Cast Notes: 2f

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Hilda is blind, lives alone, and is visited by a carer once a week. Camelia is a young offender looking for her next mark.

A surprising and curious relationship sparks into life between the two very different women, both of them searching for connection and purpose.

Kate Lock’s charming and insightful play traces the line between friendship and family, between a culture of entitlement and a culture of blame, and between two generations of women, both equally determined to get their own way.

Russian Dolls won the 2015 Adrian Pagan Award, and premiered at King’s Head Theatre, London, in 2016.

'A vital piece of theatre for our age'

- Everything Theatre

'intelligent and witty... touches on many important issues'

- West End Wilma

Kate Lock is an actress and writer. She is the author of Russian Dolls (King's Head, London, 2016; winner of the Adrian Pagan Award). Her other plays include Job for Life (Writers’ Guild Award), Sleeping Dogs and Tuesday’s Child (co-written with Terry Johnson, originally a BBC TV drama, later adapted for the stage and premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East). She has also performed stand-up comedy and written various sketches and monologues.

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