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Nina Raine

Published by Nick Hern Books

3 Male 3 Female

NY Drama Critics Best Play Award
Drama Desk Award for Best Foreign Play
Best New Play, Off West End Theatre Awards

A penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication ...

Billy's family, like every other, is a club, with its own private language, jokes and rules

You can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like, as critical as you like

Arguments are an expression of love, and after all, you love each other more than anyone in the world - don't you?

But Billy - who is deaf - is the only one who actually listens

And when he meets Sylvia, he decides he finally wants to be heard

'At once funny and piercingly painful ... Raine writes with a marvellous mixture of wit and empathy ... as moving as anything I have seen in the theatre this year' ~ Telegraph

" ... fiercely intelligent, caustically funny and emotionally wrenching' ~ Independent

" ... razor-sharp as well as utterly credible' ~ Evening Standard

" ... edgy, painful and shocking' ~ Financial Times

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