Papatango Theatre Company presents the winner of the 2022 PapaTango New Writing Prize by Clive Judd
Fri 11 November 2022 - Sat 3 December 2022
Matinee: 3pm and Evening: 7:30pm
“There’s somethin’ about this house. Somethin’ here. Somethin’ in the walls. Its bones. Like DNA.”
A family packs into a small house with a tangled history. Matt is here, yearning to reach someone he’s lost. His cousin Jess is here, too; she just wants to feel something. Anything. And Aunt Monica and Jeff are still here, just about. Together, ferocious and funny, they laugh, they scrap, they remember.
Tonight these four people, inextricably bound yet so far apart, will finally confront the old decisions that haunt them. How does a family make a future, when everything that holds it together lies in the past?
Clive Judd’s debut play won the 2022 Papatango Prize from a record 1,553 scripts. Here is a tender, funny and utterly truthful story about family and feeling. Heralding a remarkable new talent, it follows previous Papatango Prize discoveries which have gone on to win Olivier, Critics’ Circle and OffWestEnd Awards and premiere worldwide.
The Press On Papatango:
★★★★ “A serious talent to watch.” The Evening Standard (Best Theatre of 2021) on Old Bridge
★★★★★ “A modest masterpiece.” The Stage on The Silence and The Noise
“Samuel Bailey’s knockout professional debut rings with fresh truth.” New York Times (Critic’s Pick) on Shook
★★★★ “Compelling.” The Times on Shook
“Astonishingly brilliant. One of the best debut plays I have ever seen.” BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review on Shook
★★★★ “Every year the Papatango Prize comes up with a bit of a cracker.” The Guardian on The Funeral Director