Rebel with a cause
And without warning it does, revealing stories nested within stories
like Russian dolls, each more brilliant and daring than the last. A play
that fractures form and structure,The Writer takes aim at the
business of making art – the compromises it demands, the people it
chews up, and the endless ways patriarchal power can infect.
Ella Hickson is one of the UK’s most exciting young playwrights and The Writer,
which premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2018, has been hailed as
“momentous” (Broadway World), “riveting” (The Guardian UK) and “very
punk rock” (Time Out London), exploding the very nature of what theatre
Directed by Resident Director Jessica Arthur, the ensemble cast features Emily Barclay (Lethal Indifference), Heath Ledger Award-winner Charmaine Bingwa and Toby Schmitz (The Present). It’s furious, raw and edge-of-seat compelling.
“Electrifying... a thrillingly uninhibited rally against the establishment.” Time Out London