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Ecstasy - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy


Mike Leigh

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9781848421370

A comedy of low-life manners from the man whose "strength is his satirical observation of English tribal customs."--"Guardian" (UK)

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy


Interior Set

Jean works in a garage and consoles herself with drink and perfunctory sex. Jean's insistent neighbour, Dawn, and Dawn's Irish labourer husband, Mick, and Mick's spineless mucker, Len, all join her in a funny, drunken, sad celebration of their mutual affection and bleak lives.
"The freshest, funniest, most invigorating theater I've seen in ages." - N.Y. Daily News.

"Through a wealth of casually dispensed personal detail and naturalistic ensemble acting of astonishing intensity and nuance, Ecstasy cheerily bares the soul of a society on a precipice.... Its compassion for its characters goes to the bone." - N.Y. Times

"Unconventional and hard edged, [ Ecstasy] casts a spell suggesting a sense of spying on reality, of casually eavesdropping on life.... A rewarding play." - N.Y. Post



3m, 3f

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh is an award-winning screen-writer and playwright who was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1943. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and at Camberwell and Central Art Schools and the London Film School. He gained acting and directing experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and his first original play, Bleak Moments, evolved from improvisations. His career began as a ... view full profile

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