Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783192991
Binding: PaperBack

First Love is the Revolution

Rita Kalnejais

PaperBack (22 Oct 2015)

'I’m not tame 'cause I want to be with you'
Basti and Rdeca are pulling all-nighters. When their paths cross, the sparks fly and an impossible bond spirals dangerously out of control.
A viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs nurture.
Rita Kalnejais’s audacious new play directed by Steve Marmion is a Soho Theatre commission written whilst on attachment to the Soho Six

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ISBN13 9781783192991
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'This viciously funny and frankly daring anthropomorphic tale may unfold like an edgier Wind in the Willows, but even as the bond between boy and fox spirals out of control, nothing can compare to the bloodbath that ensues. Kalnejais' wickedly sharp script boasts credible urban dialogue with occasional flashes of poetic imagery and a healthy balance of thought-provoking drama to boot.' The Stage

'A clever new take on the well-worn cross-cultural romance schtick, their sweetly naive courtship plays out like a Shakespearean tragedy, with family values threatening to derail the relationship from both sides... Surely the biggest achievement of ‘First Love’, though, is making such a brilliantly twisted and original premise so endearing and so engaging. Pure animal magic.' Time Out ★★★★★

'quite the most ingenious piece of theatre I've had the pleasure to watch in a long time... a cult hit in the making.' Evening Standard

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