Blowjob

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472515759.00000010
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (4) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

A brutal portrait of Northern English life in the early 1970s, Blowjob is an insightful and raw piece about the nature of alienation and violence. The play plunges into the despair of industrial workers, skinheads and a mentally ill girl named Moira as they struggle to live in their isolated community.

Described by director David Hare as a ‘classic fringe play’, Blowjob juxtaposes Wilson’s unique sense of humour with political outrage and astute social commentary. The Times praised it for having ‘an authentic sense of horror; an intermingling of physical outrage and savage farce.’

Blowjob was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1971, in a production directed by David Hare.

From Wilson Plays: 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Snoo Wilson

ISBN: 9780413741806

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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