Eight (Edinburgh Fringe, 2008), that astonishing first success, is included here: a state-of-the-nation group portrait in monologues, "an interactive Talking Heads for 21st-century teens and twentysomethings" (Independent).
Also included is Hot Mess (Edinburgh Fringe, 2010), a dark and lyrical tale about twins born with just a single heart between them, and Precious Little Talent (Edinburgh Fringe, 2009; West End, 2011), about two young adults graduating into a world that's sold them down the river.
In Boys (HighTide Festival, Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Soho Theatre, 2012), the Class of 2011 faces a tricky transition to adulthood in a play that "powerfully captures the mood of a generation" (Independent).
The volume also contains an introduction by the author and two short plays: the previously unpublished PMQ, part of the Coalition season at Theatre503, London, in 2010; and Gift, first seen as part of Headlong's immersive theatre production Decade in 2011.
About the Author
Ella Hickson is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed throughout the UK and abroad. Her work includes: Oil (Almeida Theatre, London, 2016); Wendy & Peter Pan(Royal Shakespeare Company, 2013 and 2015); Riot Girls (Radio 4); Boys(Nuffield Theatre, Southampton/Headlong Theatre/HighTide Festival Theatre, 2012); The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron/Traverse Theatre, 2012); Rightfully Mine(Radio 4); Precious Little Talent (Trafalgar Studios/Tantrums Productions, 2011), Hot Mess(Arcola Tent/ Tantrums Productions, 2010) and Eight (Trafalgar Studios/Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh, 2008/9).