Tinderbox
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781854595447Publication Date:
17 Apr 2008
Size: 198mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780013145Publication Date:
28 Aug 2014
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First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2008

Tinderbox

By Lucy Kirkwood

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Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood's first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future.

Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat.

For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will do anything to preserve, including moving it to Bradford. An outlaw Scottish artist swims Hadrian's Channel from Scotland to England and seeks refuge in Saul's shop. There's rioting on the streets and the police are onto him but Saul's meaty little realm may be the last place to seek sanctuary.

Tinderbox was premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2008.

Also available in the collection Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One.

Press Quotes

'lovely, bawdy, deliciously off-colour...like a madcap mixture of Joe Orton, Ben Jonson, Martin McDonagh and Stephen Sondheim'

Whatsonstage.com

'grisly... rings with nasty, maniacal laughter... off-kilter imaginative flair'

The Times
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781854595447Publication Date:
17 Apr 2008
Size: 198mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780013145Publication Date:
28 Aug 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Lucy Kirkwood:

Hedda
Women, Power and Politics: Then
Bloody Wimmin
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)
The Children
Chimerica
Mosquitoes
NSFW
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One
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