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In Lipstick

In Lipstick

Last 2 in stock
ISBN
9780571354566
Published
17/01/2019
9780571354566
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

Things don't change no matter how much you want them to. You try, you run away, you make things new but they're not. It's just the same old shit covered in lipstick.

Maud, a woman on the run from her damaged past, has sheltered Cynthia from the outside world for the last few years. But while Cynthia is a recluse, living for their dressing-up box, their fairy tales and Shirley Bassey on YouTube, Maud meets Dennis, a security guard at her office. As Cynthia clings, Maud begins to dream of escaping their isolated and claustrophobic world.

Annie Jenkins' debut play In Lipstick gives savage, funny and heartfelt voice to two women trapped in a fractured city, not quite knowing how to love each other.

Things don't change no matter how much you want them to. You try, you run away, you make things new but they're not. It's just the same old shit covered in lipstick.Maud, a woman on the run from her damaged past, has sheltered Cynthia from the outside world for the last few years. But while Cynthia is a recluse, living for their dressing-up box, their fairy tales and Shirley Bassey on YouTube, Maud meets Dennis, a security guard at her office. As Cynthia clings, Maud begins to dream of escaping their isolated and claustrophobic world. Annie Jenkins' debut play In Lipstick gives savage, funny and heartfelt voice to two women trapped in a fractured city, not quite knowing how to love each other.
“Isolation is gilded in glitter in Annie Jenkins' tender debut . . . Jenkins has an ability for writing care within her characters, and we feel the ache of the effort they invest. Under the comedy and bravado, each long for an intimacy that isn’t laced with fear.”
- Kate Wyver, Guardian
“It’s a strong and surprising show, and Jenkins’s writing is the star. In its engagement with class politics, including a theatrically exciting sense of what is being performed, it is interesting and considered, but it’s the sheer bombastic weirdness of In Lipstick that will linger in the mind – at times impenetrable, at times bizarre, this is a memorable and entertaining debut play from a writer full of promise.”
- Lauren Mooney, Exeunt Magazine