About the Author
Playwright Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated and award-winning living playwrights. His play The Fastest Clock In The Universe has recently been revived by the Hampstead Theatre and Leicester Curve, and his new film Heartless is due for release in Feb 2010. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years' (Aleks Sierz).