Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848421059Publication Date:
13 Mar 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780010960Publication Date:
11 Apr 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2008


By debbie tucker green

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An urgent play about the senseless killing of a black schoolboy, from one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British playwriting.

debbie tucker green's play random was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, in March 2008, directed by Sacha Wares and performed by Nadine Marshall.

A television adaptation for Channel 4, directed by debbie tucker green and starring Nadine Marshall alongside an expanded cast, was first broadcast in August 2011. It went on to win a BAFTA for Best Single Drama.

random is also available in the collection debbie tucker green plays: one.

'Death never used to be for the young.

You get up.
You go bout your business.
You expect to come back.'

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'Remarkable... gets right inside the characters, capturing the sudden devastation in their lives, the unbearable sense of loss... the writing seems to penetrate the very heart of grief... whisks the audience from laughter to comfortless sorrow in less than an hour'


'A poet's feel for rhythm, a keen ear for urban patois, and the knack of telling a story elliptically, with vivid flecks of detail'


'debbie tucker green's writing is so raw and immediate that it can feel as if she's hacking into your heart with a rusty tin opener'

Time Out
Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781848421059Publication Date:
13 Mar 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780010960Publication Date:
11 Apr 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by debbie tucker green:

a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
trade & generations: two plays
Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers
debbie tucker green plays: one
dirty butterfly
stoning mary
ear for eye
born bad
truth and reconciliation

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