‘I was a thing, you see. I was a pretty bloody big bloody thing. I
was briefly – very briefly – a meme. A craze. One of the first.’
We all have our comfort blankets and coping
mechanisms. And if yours happens to be wearing a full-sized rabbit
onesie (with ears), what's the problem? You're not bothering anyone. At
least, not until you're photographed at the back of a child's funeral.
Dressed as a rabbit. And the photo goes viral.
Rose Heiney's Original Death Rabbit is a painfully funny
play, shining a light on one woman's struggle with the dark side of the
internet. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, the play received its
stage premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in January 2019.