Sam Holcroft Cockroach (NHB Modern Plays)

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Cockroach (NHB Modern Plays)

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The valiant teacher battles on with biology revision. Outside the classroom, the world is in the middle of a long and bloody war. One by one pupils and teacher are pulled under, as their hopes and dreams float away from them. But in her biology lesson the teacher has taught her pupils that, like the cockroach, the fittest will survive.

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Hauntingly powerful... a playwright brave enough to do battle with the big ideas... a compelling theatrical voice. --Guardian

There's a fiercely calculated intelligence to Holcroft's startling and sometimes shocking piece of work, which transposes text-book genetics to adolescent angst in extreme times with unflinchingly brutal and understatedly matter-of-fact poetry. --Herald

A playwright with a fearsome theatrical imagination... haunts the imagination. --The List

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Sam Holcroft is English but was educated at Edinburgh University, where she joined the Traverse Theatre s Young Writers Group (2003-5) and was nominated by them for the Royal Court/BBC scheme The Fifty . A short play, Vogue, was seen at the Royal Court Theatre in their Angry Now season in 2006 and Ned & Sharon at the 2007 High Tide Festival. Her London Street Sauna will be staged by the Traverse in 2009. She now lives in London.

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