CROOKED

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Fourteen-year-old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi, an outsider with a twisted back and only her writing to keep her company. When she befriends the hapless born-again Maribel, Laney''s penchant for story-telling soon spirals out of control. A hilarious chain of events is set in motion, sparking a spiritual and sexual journey that infuriates her mother and threatens to tear their fragile world apart.

A gloriously sideways glance at evangelical and Sapphic love way down south, CROOKED premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, 3 May 2006.

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Suzan Sylvester

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Amanda Hale

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Both the @bushtheatre & @BunkerTheatreUK seasons are giving me life right now. Making so called ‘risky’ programming… https://t.co/zmDh9nLbBj
Beth Pitts
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25 Jun
booked for #Rust @bushtheatre @elrhode #KennyEmson v excited :)
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25 Jun
guest critic @londonirishlove reviews Strange Fruit @bushtheatre: "a complex, dense play that is beautifully played… https://t.co/1ArPMKXQmK
Laura Kressly, MFA, BA
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25 Jun
#StrangeFruit @bushtheatre is not an easy watch but it’s an essential one. Depressingly, it’s just as relevant tod… https://t.co/acItVB5eWv
Nicole on paper
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24 Jun
I didn't want to watch Demons of the Punjab by myself when it came out so, thanks to tonnes of kindness and effort… https://t.co/a1qaNpzaro
Vinay Patel
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24 Jun
Last night, young critics from @HammersmithAcad @DramaatHA saw #StrangeFruit directed by @isthedirector! We loved C… https://t.co/uX7XyhNlzS
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20 Jun

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