Rules for Living

Cast: 4f 3m

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

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424692Publication Date:
12 Mar 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015750Publication Date:
19 Mar 2015
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London

Rules for Living

By Sam Holcroft

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Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly?

As long-held mechanisms for survival are laid bare, even Mum, who's been preparing this lunch since last January, becomes embroiled. Time-honoured rivalries and resentments will out. Accusations fly, relationships deconstruct, the rules take over.

In Sam Holcroft's theatrically playful, dark comedy the instructions are there for all to see, audience included - so there's really no place to hide.

Rules for Living premiered at the National Theatre, London, in March 2015.

Press Quotes

'[Rules for Living] revels in the conventions of traditional domestic comedy, but then ups the ante ingeniously by playfully showing us the rules by which each of the characters live and their destructive patterns of behaviour'

Guardian

'Bitingly funny and sharply observed'

Exeunt Magazine

'Anarchically effective'

The Stage

'Horribly funny'

The Times

Cast: 4f 3m

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

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848424692Publication Date:
12 Mar 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780015750Publication Date:
19 Mar 2015
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Sam Holcroft:

Double Feature: One
Edgar & Annabel
Dancing Bears
Pink
Cockroach
The Wardrobe
Charged
While You Lie
Women, Power and Politics: Now

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