Four books (published by Nick Hern Hern Books). £15 including postage.
Few writers combine a global, political outlook with such an emotionally insightful, painfully hilarious depictions of modern, personal relationships. This is the hallmark of these plays by Stella Feehily, whose work has premiered at the Royal Court and Soho Theatre and who is currently under commission to the National Theatre.
This collection includes all four of her full length plays to date:
- Duck, her feisty, sparky celebrated debut about two teenagers on the brink in Dublin. “Immensely engaging and vibrant” FT; “A bright, sharp, funny first play” Guardian
- O go my Man, a funny and wise comedy about love, centred around an actress in the world’s worst production of Alice and Wonderland; and a foreign correspondent on the edge of a breakdow and trying to settle in a world of celebrity chefs, 12 kinds of latte and a thousand Polish immigrants to pour them. “Genuinely heartbreaking. genuinely hilarious” Metro. “A remarkable play” Guardian
- Dreams of Violence: Hildy is a brilliant political activist, changing the world because it’s easier than changing her family, including her mother, a charismatic 60s pop star who has set up camp in Hildy’s spare room with a bottle of vodka to belittle her from close range. “Rarely leaves you a minute away from a cruel laugh or a stinging insight. A modern tragicomedy. Recommended” Daily Telegraph
- Bang Bang Bang, a dazzling adventure about a young human rights defender in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It veers with wit and skill from drunk parties and rootless affairs to a tense encounter with a charming, ruthless warlord. “Wonderful writing” Whatsonstage.com “Stella Feehily’s engrossing new play” Sunday Times “It awakens you to the pity, dignity and terror of Africa” The Times