The B*easts

by Monica Dolan
Suzanna Rosenthal for Something For The Weekend, in association with the Bush Theatre, presents
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BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan has starred in W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution and Strike: The Silkworm. She brings her first play, The B*easts, to London following a hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it won a Stage Edinburgh Award 2017.

A searing ‘What If?’ exploration of the pornification of our culture and the sexualisation of our children.

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first, against our responsibility as a society towards our children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring Monica Dolan, explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants.

The B*easts is directed by John Hoggarth, co-director of the North Wall, designed by James Button, with lighting by Tom Clutterbuck. “Monica Dolan is stunningly good” Guardian (Edinburgh Top Pick).

Nominated at the 2018 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

“A fantastically assured piece of writing and acting from Monica Dolan… full of hard truths and soft edges”
The Times ★★★★★
“A remarkably combative and thought-provoking piece”
The Independent ★★★★
“Sobering, sorrowful stuff”
Evening Standard ★★★★
“Full of dry humour and witty remarks”
Broadway World UK ★★★★★
“A solid gold triumph.”
To Do List ★★★★★
“A masterpiece”
Morning Star ★★★★
This is a past event 26 Jul 2017 to 03 Mar 2018
"Bold, provocative piece about our increasingly sexualised culture"
The Stage
'Dolan is about the best actor on TV at the moment'
Guardian
"A fantastic actress"
Telegraph
"Superb performance"
The Independent
“This arresting play remains important long after you leave the world of the theatre"
Broadway Baby

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