Collapsible

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging: Minimal requirements

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

Paperback, 48 pages ISBN: 9781848428393Publication Date:
8 Aug 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 48 pages ISBN: 9781788501552Publication Date:
8 Aug 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
VAULT Festival, London, 2019

Collapsible

By Margaret Perry

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Professional Production On Stage at:
Bush Theatre, London
From Wed 5 Feb 2020 to Sat 14 Mar 2020
  • Fishamble New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival - 2019
  • VAULT Origins Award for Outstanding New Work - 2019

Essie's lost her job. Her girlfriend's left. But she's alright. Except lately she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute. And then.

Margaret Perry's play Collapsible is a funny, furious monologue about holding on in this collapsing world. It was premiered at the 2019 VAULT Festival, London, where it won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work.

It transferred to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2019 (winning the Fishamble New Writing Award), and the Bush Theatre, London, in 2020, in a co-production between Ellie Keel Productions and HighTide.

Note for Performers: While Collapsible is ostensibly a monologue play for a female performer, it contains an additional scripted role for a male performer. It contributes to the play's impact if the audience is not aware of this in advance.

Collapsible is also available in the collection Plays from VAULT 4.

‘I’ll tell you what I really want.
I want to jump clean out of my brain.’

Press Quotes

'Unequivocally an outstanding piece of theatre. It cuts through stereotypical representations of those suffering with poor mental health, hitting on the raw, painful truth'

A Younger Theatre

'Perry's writing is sharp... a modern Beckettian cry for help'

Guardian

'Luminescent and often startling... Perry writes with clarity and insight about mental unravelling and she achieves a wonderful balancing act'

The Stage

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging:Minimal requirements

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

Paperback, 48 pages ISBN: 9781848428393Publication Date:
8 Aug 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 48 pages ISBN: 9781788501552Publication Date:
8 Aug 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Bush Theatre, London Wed 5 Feb 2020 - Sat 14 Mar 2020

Also by Margaret Perry:

Plays from VAULT 4

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