You Stupid Darkness!
Paperback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781848428324Publication Date:
7 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Paines Plough & Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2019

You Stupid Darkness!

By Sam Steiner

Paperback £12.99£10.39

In a cramped, crumbling office, four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone telling strangers that everything is going to be okay.

As the outside world disintegrates, they teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. Their hopes and fears become entangled as they try, desperately, to connect with the callers and with each other.

Sam Steiner's You Stupid Darkness! is an urgent play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a world falling apart. It was first seen at Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2019, in a co-production between Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

‘I just think it’s, you know, important to look at the good things that are happening as well.’

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'A work of extraordinary observation and overflowing empathy... a brilliantly realised, unflinchingly truthful mid-apocalyptic comedy'

The Stage

'Sam Steiner makes us beam as the world burns... his hilariously bleak show about helpline volunteers has a charming cynicism and compassion'


'A funny and compassionate commentary on fear and the indomitable human spirit'

British Theatre Guide

'A play to laugh along to as well as silently weep with... Steiner's play is timeless – it transcends any specific period and paints a picture of a potential apocalypse that seems inevitable in the current political climate'


'Bleakly funny, it wounds even as it makes you smile... it is delicate, crafted work. Necessary too'

Paperback,136 pages ISBN: 9781848428324Publication Date:
7 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Sam Steiner:

Kanye the First
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
A Table Tennis Play

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