My Heart's a Suitcase
- Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright - 1990
- Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - 1990
A modern feminist classic – a fiercely original parable of modern materialism.
An angrily impoverished waitress and a philosophical ceramics teacher in the early stages of multiple sclerosis share a borrowed, run-down seaside apartment for the weekend. Visitors include the shopaholic wife of the landlord, a drunken misfit and two spectral intruders: Pest, a bad memory; and Luggage, the Patron Saint of Heavy Burdens.
Clare McIntyre's play My Heart's a Suitcase was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in February 1990. It won her the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Most Promising Playwright.
My Heart's a Suitcase is also available in the volume My Heart's a Suitcase & Low Level Panic.
'An unsentimental but sympathetic portrayal of women trying to make sense of their place in a threatening and intrusive world'David Edgar - Guardian
'A fiercely modern parable of modern materialism – set in a grand, empty seaside flat, where two friends are spending the weekend'Financial Times
'Sits firmly in the honourably incensed and censorious tradition of Look Back in Anger. It could prove to be just as significant'Observer
Cast: 4f 2m
Staging:Single interior (a room in a flat in Brighton)
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5 Jan 2015
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