Rose Heiney's debut play Elephants is a sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.
5.53 p.m. Christmas Eve. Richard and Sally are waiting for their friends and family to join in the festivities - the tree is decorated, the wine is mulling, the presents are wrapped. But behind this shiny façade, nothing is quite right - and as cracks start appearing, attempts to paper over them make for an explosive evening of revelations and dark secrets exposed.
Elephants premiered at Hampstead Downstairs in December 2014 in a production directed by Tamara Harvey.
Rose Heiney is a screenwriter, novelist and playwright. Her stage plays include Original Death Rabbit (Jermyn Street Theatre, London, 2019) and Elephants (Hampstead Theatre, 2014).
She has developed original comedy projects for television with Objective Productions and the BBC, as well as writing on shows such as Miranda and Fresh Meat.
She has written regularly for radio. Her first radio play Home Alone transmitted in spring 2013 starring Daisy Haggard. An earlier version of Original Death Rabbit was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016 starring Jessie Cave.
Her first novel, The Days of Judy B, was published in 2008 and was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.
A sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.
- Rose Heiney
- United Kingdom
- NHB Modern Plays
- Plays, playscripts
- Publication Date
- 10 Dec 2014
- Dewey Code
- 822.92 (edition:23)
- Media Format
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