Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept two handed play which explores the landscape that is a relationship between a man and a woman. Explosive, poetic and brutal, the play re-examines and redefines a savagely romantic language of love.
Setting, character and narrative remain unspecified. Instead, Tender Napalm is real time drama: simply two people dissecting their relationship through a distorted mixture of memory and imagination, monologues and conversations fusing into a strange and frantic fantasy of sex, violence, conflict and faith. Tender Napalm is a showcase of the imaginative, fantastical and magical poeticisms which Ridley can achieve from the bleak and brutal themes of war and destruction.
Tender Napalm premiered in 2011 at the Southwark Playhouse, London.