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Pool (No Water)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 2m

Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. 
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Experimental
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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Summary
A famous artist invites her old friends to her luxurious new home. For one night only, the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. 
History

A Frantic Assembly, Drum Theatre Plymouth and Lyric Hammersmith Production, Pool (No Water) was first performed at the Drum Theatre Plymouth in September of 2006.

Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

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REVIEWS

"Mr. Ravenhill’s writing has a hypnotic beauty itself, as the locked chambers of each of the character’s minds are slowly exposed... The play is full of perceptive commentary on the tension between affection and antipathy among friends — and the interior tensions in the individual soul between self-love and self-hate." - The New York Times

"Utterly engrossing." - TheaterMania

"Ravenhill's text has a hypnotic fluidity." - British Theatre Guide

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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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