Pignight

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472515759.00000004
Roles: Male (4) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Pignight, written and first directed by Snoo Wilson, is the madcap story of a German POW, Smitty, who has escaped from the local asylum to work on a pig farm. But Smitty has a problem – the pigs are controlling his mind and they’re telling him to murder and eat the East End gangster and his girlfriend who happen to be running the old pig farm.

Described by the Guardian as ‘A lurid and grotesque commentary which presents a view of atavistic man seen from the sewer upwards’, Pignight is, like much of Wilson’s early work, a stunning combination of intense violence and satirical comedy.

Pignight was first performed by the Portable Theatre playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, the Young Vic Studio and the King’s Head Theatre, London, in 1971.

From Wilson Plays: 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Snoo Wilson

ISBN: 9780413741806

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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