Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781839041068Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788506038Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
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First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2022


By Lucy Kirkwood

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Noah and Celeste Quilter met on a blind date organised by a newspaper, fell in love, got married and had a baby. But from the very earliest days of their relationship, they were under surveillance. And when they started a fight for their future, they never guessed it would cost them their lives.

In a modern world where reality is whatever we imagine it to be, how do we know the stories we tell ourselves are true? What happens when there's only one person in the whole world you can truly trust? And what if they never take the bins out?

Rapture by Lucy Kirkwood is a slippery thriller about love, power and belief which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2022, directed by Lucy Morrison. It was promoted under the title That Is Not Who I Am, by Dave Davidson, a pseudonym.

'Just cos it's in your imagination doesn't mean it's not real.'

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'Brilliantly tricksy... a remarkably layered, brain-boggling story, in which reality and sanity are under constant scrutiny... Rapture is a thriller, a trickster, and an absolute romp'


'Undoubtedly a majorly significant piece of writing... a strange political mystery that's exhilarating to watch, but full of things that are frightening to contemplate'


'Explosive... thrilling theatre'

Reviews Hub

'Audacious, gloriously cynical, and painfully relevant... unravels with calculated twists and turns, looming mystery, violence, and thrills... When all the cards are laid bare, the true extent of the writer's creativity can only be gaped at in awe; like a spider, they have woven a narrative web and trapped the audience in it'

Broadway World

'An enjoyably slippery, enthralling piece of work... Fascinating, and gripping throughout'

Evening Standard

'An urgent, unsettling thriller... a knotty interrogation of truth in an era of fake news... Kirkwood's layered text relentlessly challenges the audience to assess our own engagement with the piece, raising troubling questions about how we assess information, what sources we trust, and how much of what we're told we are prepared to believe'

The Stage

'Exciting and transgressive... this is intense and overwhelming theatre, raising powerful questions'

The Upcoming

'A deeply chilling and hyper real thriller, a masterpiece of fabrication'

Culture Whisper
Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9781839041068Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,112 pages ISBN: 9781788506038Publication Date:
23 Jun 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Lucy Kirkwood:

small hours
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One
The Welkin
Women, Power and Politics: Then
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
The Human Body
The Children
Beauty and the Beast
Bloody Wimmin

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