Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783197224
Binding: PaperBack


Milly Thomas

PaperBack (19 Jan 2016)

Nicola Barker is in trouble. A video has been made, and she is the unwitting star. In a bid to stop the footage being used against her, Nicola makes a snap decision: to post it online herself.

What started as a drunken night in a dirty club ends with a unique business opportunity for Nicola and her two sisters, changing the meaning of ‘amateur porn’ forever. But where there is demand, there must be supply, and as the line between empowerment and exploitation becomes blurred, public opinion begins to turn against the trio.

A darkly comic new play from the writer/director team behind A First World Problem, this is a blistering study of our attitudes to porn, and the women who make it for themselves.

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ISBN13 9781783197224
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Clickbait is a great, thought-provoking play, exploring social attitudes to sex and women... Clickbait never attempts to answer its central questions. In fact as with all good theatre it leaves you with a head full of questions. A perfect end to a fantastic play... Unmissable.' ★★★★★

'The dark humour of the piece makes Clickbait instantly accessible... An exploration of pornography and our attitudes towards it, Clickbait examines how relationships are put to the test and how limits are pushed in the struggle towards one woman’s right to make her own decisions. Bold and unnerving, if not somewhat overwhelming due to the number of issues raised, this piece hits hard' 

'At its best, Thomas’s writing has a raw vitality, and she certainly understands not only the sibling rivalry of the sisters, but the occasionally excruciating dynamics of the relationship between Nicola and Adam. Some exchanges have a kind of bruised eloquence that stays in the mind... Clickbait is best seen as a contemporary fable of how idealistic good intentions get bogged down both in the tricky issues of ethics and consent, and how human greed leads to unattractive corruption... The result is an evening that is both entertaining and sometimes disturbing — a good combination in contemporary new writing.' Aleks Sierz