Award winning play makes Sturminster debut

NINA Raine’s award-winning play Rabbit will make its Dorset debut from 19th to 21st October, thanks to the members of Sturminster Newton Amateur Dramatic Society. Directed by Toby Greenfield, the play will be performed nightly at 7.30 at The Exchange.

It is a fiercely funny play about what it’s like to be a young woman living, working, drinking, loving and having sex in the 21st century. Toby says: It is a fantastic play, it will get the laughs but also make a few squirm in their seats and should end with a few tears, I love it and can’t wait to bring it to the area.”

It is set on Bella’s 29th birthday, when friends and former lovers meet for a drink to celebrate. But as the Bloody Marys flow, the bar soon becomes a battlefield. In the uncivil war between the sexes, what happens when the females have the real fire-power, stockpiles of testosterone, lethal wit and explosive attitude?

And what happens when patriarchy gets personal, when it’s your own father who is tragic and terminal? When the only man you really love is dying?

Rabbit was first performed in 2006 at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, transferring to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End, before playing at the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York in 2007. It won Nina Raine both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright in 2006.

For more information, contact The Exchange.

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