Pumpgirl

Abbie Spallen
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ISBN 9780571234226 Format Paperback
Published 03/08/2006 Length 80 pages

About Book

There's one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she's one of the lads. She's sweet on 'No-Helmet' Hammy, but he loves no-one but himself. He's out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead's off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that's about to be cured.

A turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands. Abbie Spallen's explosively comic new play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.

The Bush Theatre's world premiere production of Pumpgirl opened at the Traverse Theatre, in the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • About Abbie Spallen

    Abbie Spallen's plays include Abeyance (Druid); Pumpgirl (Bush/Traverse/Manhattan Theatre Club), which won the 2007 Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Stewart Parker Award and was nominated for the Irish Times Best New Play; Strandline (Fishamble), which was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award; Bogwog (NPC at O'Neill Centre Connecticut); and Lally the Scut (Tinderbox/Belfast). Her short plays include Thirteen (Women in Power and Politics, Tricycle Theatre), Shaving the Pickle (59E59 NYC) and Rubberfoot (Pentabus). She was a recipient of the prestigious Windham-Campbell prize, 2016.
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