Out of Joint, in association with the Royal Court, presents

Duck

Cat’s got big feet so her boyfriend calls her Duck. Cat’s also got a middle-aged lover who drinks and writes books, a best friend with brains and a psychotic mum, a boyfriend with a nightclub, a gun, and some unfinished business… But which of these unravelling threads will she follow?

Cat and Sophie are teenagers on the brink, growing up in the face of everything a city can throw at them.

How can you learn to be good when your elders are no longer your betters? Somehow, the girls must cope – or find a way of escaping.

Duck premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 2003, before playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Royal Court Theatre, London.

REVIEWS

‘A bright, sharp, funny first play about a drifting teenager in Dublin… entirely believable’
-Guardian

‘An immensely engaging and vibrant slice of young female Dublin life’
-Financial Times

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: Gina Moxley, Ruth Negga, Aidan O’Hare, Tony Rohr, Karl Shiels and Elaine Symons

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Assistant Director: Naomi Jones
Casting Director: Marie Kelly

PERFORMANCES

24 – 26 July 2003
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

31 July – 23 August 2003
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

26 – 30 August 2003
Lichfield Garrick

2 – 6 September 2003
Library Theatre, Manchester

11 – 13 September 2003
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

16 – 20 September 2003
The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

23 – 27 September 2003
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

30 September – 1 November 2003
Peacock Theatre, Dublin

4 – 8 November 2003
The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

10 – 14 November 2003
Warwick Arts Centre

18 – 19 November 2003
Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton

21 – 22 November 2003
Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells

26 Nov 2003 – 10 Jan 2004
Royal Court, London

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