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Tender Napalm - Full Length Play, Drama

Tender Napalm

Philip Ridley

Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822228493

TENDER NAPALM is a high-impact, high-concept exploration of the relati…

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"Ridley explores intense sexual and emotional connection, and evokes the processes of grieving and psychological healing without cliché or clumsy sentiment. It is heady, heart-stopping stuff; wildly intoxicating." —Times (London). "In the way it digs the loam of memory and explores how lovers create their own stories and mythologies, Ridley's play is completely and dizzyingly of itself. The writing seethes and burns. It goes not just into the bedroom, but into the mind, the secret places that we hide from everyone except lovers. Seldom has sexual love been explored on stage with such ferocious honesty, brutality and melting tenderness. Language is both a consolation and a weapon used to penetrate and castrate in 80 unflinching minutes so intimate you want to avert your eyes." —Guardian (London). "This new 85-minute duet for an unnamed Adam and Eve is a seriously wild workout…If Pinter is the poet of Hackney and the Balls Pond Road, Ridley is the rogue rioter of Shoreditch and Snaresbrook." —Independent (London). "It's evocative, hallucinatory stuff…an unforgettable 80 minutes." —Time Out London.


1m, 1f


Philip Ridley

Philip was born in the East End of London. He studied painting at St Martin’s School of Art. He has written many highly regarded and hugely influential plays: the seminal The Pitchfork Disney, the multi-award-winning The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect Place, Vincent River, Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights, Tender Napalm (nominated for the London Fringe Best Play ... view full profile

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