Shivered

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408172629.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 17. Roles: Male (5) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

A young couple are moving into their new home. A soldier is being held hostage. Two boys are searching for monsters.

All these things are connected by both family and time . . . but what story can be told when both family and time are broken?

Across twelve years, Shivered unpicks the story of two families and then re-weaves it into something new and startling. Seven people, one war, a derelict car plant, and mysterious lights in the sky . . . all come together in the Essex new-town of Draylingstowe, where the view from green hills once offered hope and prosperity for all.

Visceral yet tender, intimate yet expansive and feverishly imaginative, Philip Ridley’s Shivered is a state-of-the-nation play like no other. Shivered premiered at the Southwark Playhouse on 7 March 2012, in a production directed by Russell Bolam.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Philip Ridley

ISBN: 9781408172599

Series: Modern Plays

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