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Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  1f, 1m

If James can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
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Summary
Olivia is a hot young starlet. Now all she needs is the script which will save her from B movie hell, a script which balances artistic integrity with blockbuster bucks. James thinks he's got the perfect pitch - a script which combines a torrid love story with the dark spectre of terrorism and big, big explosions. If he can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.
History

Product premiered at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in August of 2005. 

Cast Attributes
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
JAMES - a film producer.
OLIVIA - an actress.
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Setting A film producer's office.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

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REVIEWS

"Funny, cutting... and ends on a curiously exhilarating note." - TimeOut 

"A brilliant premise, and Ravenhill’s play is a gleeful send-up of the hypocrisy and artificial dream-building of the Hollywood machine... [the] script fizzes with acerbic humour." - The Telegraph

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Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex in 1966. He studied Drama and English at Bristol University. His first play Shopping and Fucking was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. Subsequent plays include Faust Is Dead and Handbag (both ...
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