DOI: 10.5040/9781472532336.40000005
Scenes: 34. Roles: Male (8) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

When Lizaveta’s simple farm life is smashed apart, she has to run. Her quest to start again leads her through mud and blood, past holy fools and icon painters, to things she has never even imagined.

From a war-torn ex-Soviet state to the streets of Manchester, this bold and gripping play questions death, love and consumerism in the twenty-first century.

Of the play, the Guardian wrote ‘Cannibals is not an easy play to watch, or even a particularly easy play to like. But it could be one of the most provocative, original and disturbing debuts since Blasted.’

Cannibals is Manchester playwright Rory Mullarkey’s first play. It premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, on 3 April 2013. It went on to win the Harold Pinter Playwriting award and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama, both awarded in 2014.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Rory Mullarkey

ISBN: 9781472524935

Series: Modern Plays

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