Dusa, Fish, Stas and VI

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4w

Three bitingly intelligent post-war plays from one of Britain's most underrated dramatists, collected together for the first time, with an introduction by academic Carole Bourne-Taylor. These insightful, modernist dramas fiercely question British high soc

Dusa, Fish, Stas and VI

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Four determinedly 'liberated' – and very different – women ricochet around a tiny shared flat, while trying to pull together the shattered strands of their lives: Dusa is struggling to regain her children from their father, Fish is losing her lover to another woman, Stas is on the game to finance the course she wants to study at university, while Vi steadfastly refuses to eat....

A bitingly sardonic modern classic, widely regarded as an historic icon of early feminism, Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi was first seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976 under the title Dead Fish, Michael Codron transferred the play to the West End under its new title where it enjoyed a huge success and established Pam Gems as a major new voice in British theatre.

  • Time Period 1970s
  • Setting The action takes place in a flat in London in Autumn 1976
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Pam Gems

Pam Gems’ first major success was Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi (1977). Her productions with the RSC include Queen Christina (1977), Piaf (1978), Camille (1984) and The Danton Affair (1986). She was awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Play for Stanley in 1997, which also won t ...
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