Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783190706
Binding: PaperBack

Chamber Piece

Caroline Bird


In this pitch-black comedy, fatal chemicals combine with ruthless ambition, biscuits, bureaucracy and moral ambiguity. Set in the near future, Britain has reinstated the death penalty. Relatives are weeping in the witness gallery, the journalist clicks her pen and the prison governor gives the thumbs up. Rapist murderer Richard Sanger is strapped to the gurney. Chamber Piece depicts a modern, British execution. How would it look? How would we feel? And what could possibly go wrong?

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ISBN13 9781783190706
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


‘ an assured, funny and twisty script by the young poet and playwright Caroline Bird…. It leaves you reeling’ – The Times

‘an extended Orton-esque style joke on the theme of crime and punishment…. There is fun and plenty of provocation before this show gives the subject the philosophical and emotional underpinning it demands’ – Guardian

‘Bird writes with a fearless wit’ – Independent

‘compelling, grimly gripping…. ‘ Sunday Express