Travesty

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging: can be simply staged

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

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848426153Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780018171Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
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First Staged:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2016

Travesty

By Liam Williams

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Ben doesn't even like Anna that much. She doesn't take life seriously enough. And then a couple of years go by and he's in absolute floods and she just wishes things could be different.

This is a play about gender, the ethical dimensions of modern love, and a mandatory sillier third theme to make the whole thing seem less serious, in this case lemon tart.

Travesty is the debut play by Liam Williams, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the 'voice of a generation' (Independent). It was produced by Fight in the Dog and premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

'The Fringe's most articulate and original chronicler of twenty-something angst' Telegraph

Note to Performers: Travesty is a two-hander with a twist: Anna and Ben are played by actors of the opposite sex to their character (Anna, a woman, is played by a man; while Ben, a man, is played by a woman). In traditional theatre and opera, a 'travesty role' is one designed to be played by a performer of the sex opposite to that of the character represented.

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'Raw, honest and captivating'

The List

'[A] sharply comic debut play... Williams achieves in an hour what a sit-com takes seasons to do... will surely resonate with anyone who's ever tried to make a relationship work'

Independent

'Takes a pleasingly quirky approach to its subject, twentysomething love... [has] some sharp humour'

Evening Standard

'Consistently funny, while packing quite an emotional punch'

WhatsOnStage

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging:can be simply staged

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

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848426153Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780018171Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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