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The Almighty Sometimes

Kendall Feaver

Winner of a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

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I’m older now. I’m stronger. How do you know I haven’t sorted out some natural equilibrium all on my own? Maybe we should try it, just for a bit.

Diagnosed with a severe mental illness as a child, Anna was prescribed a cocktail of pills. Now a young adult, she’s wondering how life might feel without them. But as she tries to move beyond the labels that have defined her, her mother feels compelled to intervene – threatening the fragile balance they have both fought so hard to maintain.

Winner of a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Kendall Feaver’s The Almighty Sometimespremiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in February 2018.

Critic Reviews

Kendall Feaver's debut play could easily have been just an issue drama, pointing to the rise of mental health problems among young people and highlighting the way we treat them. It is that, but it is so much more, too: a funny, heartbreaking, acutely alive play boasting vividly drawn characters.

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This fine, ferocious play is strong meat, sliced cleanly and served raw.

The Times
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Impressive debut play.


Kendall Feaver received a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Best New Play at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards, the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Drama, and the 2019 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting for her play, The Almighty Sometimes (Royal Exchange, Manchester; Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney). She has written on attachment at the National Theatre Studio…

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