Like a Virgin (Oberon Modern Playwrights) Paperback – 6 Jun 2005
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Bursting with wit and vitality...an incredibly moving play...wonderfully life affirming --Catherine Fellows, Scotsman
The Hull Truck Company...have discovered yet another remarkable new writer --Jack Tinker, Daily Mail
This is a direct, unfussy, touching stuff --Benedict Nightingale, The Times
About the Author
Gordon Steel's first play Dead Fish won a Fringe First, and was nominated for The Independent Theatre Critics Award. Like a Virgin was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, before going on to receive further critical acclaim on a nationwide tour with the Hull Truck Theatre Company.
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The first thirty minutes of the play were fairly inoffensive, if a bit tedious and over populated with screamy bitchiness and sighing pauses, although the sex positions scene felt unnecessary. However the confrmation of just how bad the play is comes when Angela, our heroine, goes for her latest, over long, dramatic pause and says to her semi-alcoholic and depression suffering mother, Viv, "I've got terminal leukemia." During the even longer pause following that announcement I felt my head sink into my hands in despair. My despair turned into a brief mania as I caught myself giggling during Angela's death throes in the dragged out ending. For this I can only apologise to the actresses who were struggling to make something of this terrible play.
I thought that The Sentimental Teenage Angst Cancer Play genre had been put down after the disaster was "Philidelphia." To discover that this play was written in 2005 was real shock. Not only is the main plot predictable and uninspiring, the play is limited by its naturalism and the popular culture references have dated extremely quickly.
If I haven't read them already I usually buy copies of plays that I have seen and keep them as a resource for my students. I will be breaking that habit in the case of Like A Virgin.Read more ›
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This play is beautifully written. Really good read. Also got a brill monologue in from Angela's character (I used it as an audition!)Published on 14 Feb. 2014 by Ellie
Delivery was really quick along with the other plays alongside. The books were in great condition! I Would highly recommend!Published on 27 Sept. 2013 by Nicole
Excellent play with superb monologues for teenage girls. My daughter used it for an audition and it was very well received.Published on 17 Feb. 2011 by JC Match