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22 January – 16 February

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Box office: 020 7229 0706

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
By Rajiv Joseph
Director Justin Audibert
Design Lily Arnold
Lighting Andy Purves
Music and Sound Isobel Waller-Bridge
Movement Joe Wild
Casting Charlotte Sutton
Cast Mariah Gale, Felix Scott

You’ve got like super powers.
Even tonight. When we kissed, you kissed my missing tooth.
The gap. And it stopped hurting.
 
When Kayleen and Doug meet in the nurse’s office of their elementary school aged 8, she can’t stop being sick and he’s pedalled his bike off the roof. Over the course of the next 30 years, an intensely unusual love story develops that is as delicate a
nd raw as its protagonists. Passionate, infuriating, heartwarming and heartbreaking; their own destructiveness continues to force them apart, only to be  drawn together again. And again.
 
The European Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s hilarious and dark tale, racing back and forth in time through the lives of two unique characters and the twisted relationship that defines them. GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES is a fiercely honest story of modern America, and the first time that his exceptional new talent has been presented in the UK.
 
This production is supported by the National Theatre Studio through the Levehulme Bursary, awarded to one emerging director of outstanding promise.
22 January – 16 February 2013
“A fascinating examination of neediness and despair. Both Joseph and Audibert are names to watch.”
The Stage

“The play’s distinctive tone combines with stellar performances to make it unexpectedly and crazily watchable.”
The Guardian

22 January – 16 February

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Box office: 020 7229 0706