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Some Explicit Polaroids

Mark Ravenhill

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f, 4m

Sharp, satirical and pulsating with energy, Some Explicit Polaroids weaves an engaging urban fairytale for today.

Some Explicit Polaroids

by  Mark Ravenhill

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Experimental
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
After 15 years inside, political activist Nick emerges to find that the old causes of the 80s have become the lost causes of the 90s. As he struggles to get to grips with this new world, he collides with the new generation. Bonded by a love of pills, parties and therapy-speak, Nadia, Tim and Victor take Nick on a search for the happy-ever-after.

Sharp, satirical and pulsating with energy, Some Explicit Polaroids weaves an engaging urban fairytale for today. In an age where political change seems a distant memory, Ravenhill asks "how did we get from there to here?" and "where do we go now?"
History

Some Explicit Polaroids, produced by Out of Joint, was first performed at the Theatre Royal in September of 1999, under the direction of Max Stafford-Clark.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Drugs
  • Intense Adult Themes
  • Strong Language
  • Nudity/Partial Nudity

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Contemporary London
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

HELEN
NICK
NADIA
VICTOR
TIM
JONATHAN

Casting Notes

Note from Mark Ravenhill: I'm happy for any of the parts to be played by whoever, whatever gender. The gendered casting is only a suggestion and the parts are open to anyone wherever they are on the gender spectrum.

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REVIEWS

"A powerful and universal, if profoundly sad, cry for love, friendship, companionship and fair play..." - Variety

"A funny, brilliantly subtle treatise on the subject of value and belief at the end of the 20th century." - The Guardian

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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 Actors Touring Company), Some Explicit Pola ...

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