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This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

John Fitzpatrick

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m

“I feel like I leapt off a long time ago and everyone else is gaining traction and I’m just floating away.”

This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

by  John Fitzpatrick

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This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

Gar can’t decide between the man who plays games and the man on one knee with a ring. In fact, Gar can’t decide on anything because every choice seems like a compromise. Everyone wants answers but nothing lives up to the image he has in his head. Facades start crumbling as his world implodes around him but Gar just wants to dance with his friends.

This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage) is a play about how we define ourselves; through objects, clothes, traditions, and other people.

History

THIS MUCH premiered at ZOO venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and subsequently trabsferred to the Soho Theatre, London in June 2016. It was produced by Nik Holttum Productions and Moving Dust.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours
Cautions
  • Nudity/Partial Nudity

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male

Materials

Scripts

Press

★★★★ "DEEPLY MOVING.. PROVOCATIVE  & STIMULATING” (The Scotsman)

★★★★ "RAW, UNCOMPROMISING AND VERY BEAUTIFUL, ITS ALSO HILARIOUS - THE KIND OF SKILFUL PLAY THAT SNEAKS IN UNANNOUNCED TO THE FRINGE LEAVING VAPOUR TRAILS OF BRILLIANCE IN ITS WAKE” (The List)

★★★★ “RICH & CONSIDERED WRITING.. SMART SENSITIVE & STRONGLY PERFORMED“ (The Stage)

★★★★ “A DARING EMOTIONAL THREE-WAY.. THRILLING YET INTIMATE“ (To Do List)

★★★★ “A PROBING PIECE COMFORTABLE IN THE AMBIGUITIES IT RAISES” (Fest)

★★★★ “A BRAVE PIECE.. SOMETHING SPECIAL” (Scotsgay)

★★★★“FAST-PACED, INTENSE & POWERFUL.. EXCEPTIONALLY WELL WRITTEN & WELL PERFORMED" (Broadway Baby) 

 ★★★★"ELEGANTLY THREADED THROUGH WITH IDEAS OF FREEDOM & OBLIGATION" (Exeunt Magazine) 

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Authors

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the BA Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the writers’ programme at the Royal Court. He was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA for co-writing the short film Wren Boys. The film screened in competition at LFF, Sundance, SXSW & Outfest amongst others. It won awards a ...

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