Rock

Cast: 8f 6m

Staging: Single interior (large former factory floor)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook, ISBN: 9781788506083Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Sheffield Theatres (Crucible), 2022

Rock

By Chris Bush

Ebook £10.99£8.79

Susie used to be a rocker. Susie used to be a radical. Susie was the future once, but that was a long time ago. It's been fifty years since her father bought an old scissor factory, and handed it over to her brother to run. Now Eddie's dead, and finally it's her time in the spotlight. She has big plans for it. She's turning up the volume. She's going to make this city sing again, if it's the last thing she does.

Rock is a play about family, heritage and legacy, and is part of Chris Bush's triptych of plays about a Sheffield manufacturing family, Rock / Paper / Scissors. The three plays were first performed simultaneously with the same cast moving between three theatres in Sheffield – the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Studio – as part of Sheffield Theatres' fiftieth birthday celebrations in 2022.

Note for performers: the information on this page, including the licensing fee, is for productions of the single play. For productions of the complete triptych of plays, see Rock / Paper / Scissors.

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'I'll fight for this. I'll fight to leave something behind. Tell me you can see it. Tell me you can hear it. Close your eyes and it just comes pouring out of the walls.'

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'Chris Bush's writing is funny, dry, and full of knowing references to Sheffield's past and present without ever becoming cloyingly sentimental, with moments of great exhilaration and a real sense of poignancy'

The Stage

Cast: 8f 6m

Staging:Single interior (large former factory floor)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook,ISBN: 9781788506083Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Chris Bush:

Faustus: That Damned Woman
Hungry
Standing at the Sky's Edge
(Not) the End of the World
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Jane Eyre
Scissors
Paper
The Last Noël
A Dream
Chris Bush Plays: One
Steel
Rock / Paper / Scissors
Standing at the Sky's Edge
The Changing Room
Nine Lessons and Carols

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