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Radiant Vermin

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Philip Ridley

Published by Methuen

1 Male 2 Female

I feel this ... thing inside me. Just here. Next to my heart. It's small. The size of sparrow. I don't know what it looks like. But I know it's got claws because it scratches. And I imagine it to be dark blue - mauve almost - like the veins on my mum's hands. I hear it talking. Its voice is high pitched and screeching. It's talking about all the things we've done

A wickedly comic satire about a young couple offered a way out of the housing crisis

And just how far they're prepared to go for it

Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home

Some of the things they did to get it, you might find shocking

But they want you to know they did it all for their baby . . .

An hilarious and outrageous black comedy from internationally acclaimed 'master of modern myth' (Guardian) Philip Ridley

Playful, provocative and viciously sharp, Radiant Vermin is a meditation on how far we will go to satisfy our materialistic greed

The play received its world premiere March 2015 at Soho Theatre, London

REVIEWS

"A gift for savage prophecy is often unwelcome in society, and Ridley has it in abundance" ~ Independent

"Ridley is a master of modern myth" ~ Guardian

"Mr. Ridley . . . is high on my list of contemporary playwrights these days. He was always a writer of daring and satanic imagination, with a sui generis vocabulary to match . . . But more recently he's been weaving theatrical fantasies that bear the relation to everyday reality that your dreams, and especially your nightmares . . . The exotic worlds he conjures feel deeply familiar, even to the point of banality, which is what makes them all the scarier and all the more revelatory" ~ Ben Brantley, New York Times

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