Cock

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging: 'no scenery, no props, no furniture'

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781474229630Publication Date:
12 Jan 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2009

Cock

By Mike Bartlett

Paperback £10.99

When John takes a break from his boyfriend, his accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out...

Mike Bartlett's metrosexual play about love and longing asks questions about who we are and who we want to be. John's refusal to fix his identity disturbs and disrupts the lives of those around him in this contemporary tale of sex without nudity and struggle without violence. Mike Bartlett's punchy story takes a playful, candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.

Cock premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 13 November 2009.

It is published here in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, featuring an introduction by Mark O'Thomas.

When John takes a break from his boyfriend, his accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out . . .

Mike Bartlett's metrosexual play about love and longing provides us with questions of who we are and who we want to be. John's refusal to fix his identity disturbs and disrupts the lives of those around him in this contemporary tale of sex without nudity and struggle without violence. Mike Bartlett's punchy story takes a playful, candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.

Cock premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 13 November 2009.

It is published here in the Modern Classics series, featuring an introduction by Mark O'Thomas. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/cock-9781474229630/#sthash.XXxo7QqD.dpuf

'But that's what this is, isn't it? The ultimate bitch fight.'

But that's what this is, isn't it? The ultimate bitch fight. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/cock-9781474229630/#sthash.XXxo7QqD.dpuf
Press Quotes

'A smart, prickly and rewarding view of sexual and emotional confusion... The writing is lubricious, sometimes grubby and in places savagely unpleasant. But it has a wounding authenticity.'

Evening Standard

'Mike Bartlett's play is a sharp, witty study of a man helplessly torn between his longtime male partner and a loving woman.'

Guardian

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging:'no scenery, no props, no furniture'

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781474229630Publication Date:
12 Jan 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99

Also by Mike Bartlett:

Snowflake
Bull
An Intervention
Wild
King Charles III
Game
My Child
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
13
Not Talking
Artefacts
Medea (Headlong version)
Contractions
Vassa
Love, Love, Love
Albion
King Charles III (special edition)
Earthquakes in London

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