Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781786826824
Binding: Paperback
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 1


Kieran Hurley

Paperback (01 Dec 2018)

Cause it’s all very well wanting to be a voice for the voiceless eh. Until you find oot the voiceless have a fucking voice and mibbe they might want tay use it.

Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever.

Libby whiles away her days in New Town cafes and still calls herself a writer – but she’s not put pen to page for years. Declan is a talented young artist struggling with a volatile home life in Pilton. As they form an uneasy friendship, complicated by class and culture, Libby spots an opportunity to put herself back on track, and really make a difference.

She needs Declan’s story. In all its messy, painful detail.

But does she have the right to it?

When does poverty portrayal become poverty porn?

Often startling, sometimes shocking and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece takes a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another, and examines whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way. 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786826824
Female cast 1
Male cast 1
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 88


"Gripping, truthful and engaged in a live ongoing discussion about the very purpose of theatre that tries to make things better – itself included – Mouthpiece reaffirms Kieran Hurley’s place as a hugely talented playwright for today." The Stage ★★★★★

"Dissects both the culture and class wars alongside the eternal contradictions of both." The Herald Scotland ★★★★

"ieran Hurley’s provocative two-hander is an Edinburgh play in the tradition of Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Jekyll and Hyde and Trainspotting... a play that needles and twists." The Guardian ★★★★