Sam Holcroft Cockroach

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Cockroach

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A dark and compelling vision of a world infected by violence.

A seemingly normal detention in a seemingly normal modern-day comprehensive school. A teacher valiantly battles on with biology revision. She believes only education will set her pupils free. For outside the classroom, the world is in the middle of a long and bloody war.

Despite her best efforts, the tide of conflict is soon lapping at the school gates and, one by one, pupils and teacher are pulled under as their hopes and dreams float away from them.

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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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