Shoreditch Madonna

Rebecca Lenkiewicz
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ISBN 9780571230075 Format Paperback
Published 07/07/2005 Length 96 pages

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'An absorbing work, full of passion, pathos and sly humour, set in the hip art scene of London's East End.... There is a rare combination of pain, wit and originality in Lenkiewicz's writing that bodes exceptionally well for the future... This is a play that combines raw pain, frank sexuality and ribald comedy to potent and ultimately uplifting effect.' Daily Telegraph

'Lenkiewicz, whose characters speak with vicious and lyrical fluency, catches people in the grip of erotic-emotional trouble... in this rich comedy of crazy Eros.' Evening Standard

'Fresh, self-confident and thoughtful... Lenkiewicz writes fine dialogue, and every word feels comfortable in the mouths of her actors. Their conversations are crisp, witty and sexy - her text repays reading....Shoreditch Madonna confirms the progress of an imaginative writer and a sensitive director.' New Statesman

Shoreditch Madonna premiered at Soho Theatre, London, in July 2005.

  • About Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season premiered at the National Theatre in 2004, received the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated for the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her Naked Skin premiered at the National Theatre in 2008, the first play by a living female playwright to be staged on the Olivier. Other plays include The Painter (Arcola Theatre), The Typist ( Riverside Studios), The Lioness (The Tricycle), That Almost Unnameable Lust, Shoreditch Madonna, Blue Moon over Poplar (Soho Theatre), A Soldier's Tale (Old Vic), Invisible Mountains (National Theatre Education), Faeries (Royal Opera House), Justitia (Peacock Theatre) and adaptations of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Arcola and Manhattan Theatre Club, USA) and Ghosts (Arcola). For BBC Radio 4: Fighting For Words, Caravan of Desire, Sarah and Ken (Special Commendation for the Tinniswood Award), Dracula and The Winter House.

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