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LIT

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by Sophie Ellerby

 HighTide and Nottingham Playhouse present 

LIT by Sophie Ellerby

"I'm making him work for it. Got him to buy me a pack of Tangfastics and a can of Lilt before I showed him my tits."

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a handjob in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn't even like Chinese.

LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Sophie Ellerby's writing revives a proud British tradition of placing complex working class people at the heart of her work. Sophie is an actor and a writer, and the spark of LIT came from her experience studying young women and mothers in the prison system.

Director Stef O'Driscoll, director of Paines Plough Roundabout 2018 season, is a leading innovator in British theatre; 'Creates an alternative experience for people who don’t think theatre is for them' The Stage.

Age recommendation: 14+

  

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  • Sophie Ellerby Writer

    Sophie is a young writer whose main interest lies in every day people, from ‘the old lady with the funny eye clutching the tartan shopping trolley on Holloway Road, to the young girl on the Victoria line licking the McDonalds BBQ sauce straight out of the pot’. Sophie’s play is inspired by her time working in prisons during her studies in Manchester where she learnt about Theatre in Prisons. Her play Birds will focus on Bex, a young girl who has grown up without solid parental figures. When she becomes fast friends with Ruth she is taken in by their family… especially by her father who offers her protection like she’s never experienced. However Bex is on the cusp of puberty and the discovery of her womanhood and discovers she is most powerful when naked - a sad reality that may ruin her chances of simply being loved as she is.

  • Stef O'Driscoll Director

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