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Random by Debbie Tucker Green

A young black woman starts telling us about her day. She speaks in a continuous present tense: The alarm clock goes. She tries to ignore it. She goes downstairs. Her parents are nagging her younger brother that he'll be late for school. He leaves in a rush, the parents grumble. She gets ready for work. Then the police are at the door. The boy has been killed in a random knife attack. And their world implodes - Written with a vivid immediacy that captures the wonderfully observed idiosyncrasies of an ordinary family starting what they think is an ordinary day, Random is another provocative tour de force from Britain's leading black female playwright. It had its original premiere on the main stage of the Royal Court, where debbie tucker green's controversial Stoning Mary had already been seen. It provides a sensational role for a solo actress. The play is a moving drama and urgent wake-up call to anyone who considers carrying a knife.

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Debbie Tucker Green is one of the most assured and extraordinary new voices we've heard in a long whileA Independent on Sunday


About the Author

DEBBIE TUCKER GREEN's plays include Born Bad, Dirty Butterfly, Stoning Mary, Trade and Generations at Hampstead, Soho, RSC, Royal Court and Young Vic. She has established herself as the 'hottest' black British female playwright.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd December 2010

Author

Debbie Tucker Green

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Publisher

Nick Hern Books

Format

Paperback
50 pages

Categories

Plays, playscripts

ISBN

9781848421059

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