Page extent: 80
ISBN: 9781786825377
Binding: Paperback
Female Cast: 6


Ellie Kendrick

Paperback (28 Nov 2018)

“We’re harpies.
We’re a three-headed bitch.
We’ve been guarding the gates. 
Now we’re throwing them open.”

A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out.

They’re singing. They’re moving. They’re taking up space. And they refuse to apologise.

“This is a takeover. We’re taking over. 
You came here to look.
We’re giving you something to watch.”

Using word, music and movement in equal parts, Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme alumna Ellie Kendrick’s debut Hole play asks how power is created.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786825377
Female cast 6
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 80


"Odd, original, inventively impressive Bacchic ritual." The Guardian

"Kendrick’s text is formally loose, vivid, furious and funny. At its best it’s thrilling... there are images, both physical and lyrical, of piercing beauty and delicious wit... Rage and frustration blaze throughout this play – but so does hope. It’s a riotous, ragged, wild thing... reverberates with feminist rage." The Stage

"Many of the points that Kendrick is making are hardly subtle but this bluntness is partly the point – the time for subtlety has long gone... the play's anger is palpable but it's also empowering and entertaining... Hole represents a daring start to [Kendrick's] career as playwright. What she follows it up with will certainly be interesting to see." WhatsOnStage