The Ducky

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ISBN 9780571252596 Format Paperback
9780571252596
Paperback
Published 07/05/2009 Length 80 pages
80

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For the teenagers of the small Ayrshire town of Stewarton, there's change in the air.
Rab's back from Cambridge. He feels alienated there; he feels alienated in his home town, too. Michelle's returned to spend some time with her great-gran while she can. She reckons university isn't all it's cracked up to be, too. Meanwhile, Norma's sweeping up in the local hairdresser's until she works out what to do.

Two years is a long time in a teenager's life.

The second play in the trilogy which includes The Wall and The Chooky Brae, D. C. Jackson's The Ducky premiered in a Borderline Theatre Company production at the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, in May 2009.

For the teenagers of the small Ayrshire town of Stewarton, there's change in the air. Rab's back from Cambridge. He feels alienated there; he feels alienated in his home town, too. Michelle's returned to spend some time with her great-gran while she can. She reckons university isn't all it's cracked up to be, too. Meanwhile, Norma's sweeping up in the local hairdresser's until she works out what to do. Two years is a long time in a teenager's life.The second play in the trilogy which includes The Wall and The Chooky Brae, D. C. Jackson's The Ducky premiered in a Borderline Theatre Company production at the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, in May 2009.
  • About D. C. Jackson

    The first play in D. C. Jackson's 'Stewarton Trilogy' for Borderline Theatre Company, The Wall, won the Best Ensemble at the 2007-8 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society/ Royal Mail Scottish First Book of the Year Award. It was followed by The Ducky in 2009. The Chooky Brae completed the trilogy in 2010. My Romantic History was staged earlier in the same year by the Bush Theatre and Sheffield Crucible. He has also had short plays produced by Oran Mor (Matinee Idle, Drawing Bored, Out on the Wing and Company Policy) and the Arches Theatre Company (Hello, part of Spend a Penny). He is working on new plays for BBC Radio 4, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Court, and was the Pearson Writer in Residence at the Royal Court for 2008.

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