Page extent: 80
ISBN: 9781849431989
Binding: PaperBack


Cora Bissett, Stef Smith

PaperBack (26 Oct 2011)

Winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievment In An Affiliate Theatre.

A world away from you, but a world right on your doorstep.

A powerful story of the terrifying complexities of sex trafficking today based on real experiences. Moving away from generalised narrative accounts of trafficked women, this explosive, site-specific production combines direct, chilling performances with video and animation. RoadKill exposes the brutal and hidden truth behind the newspaper headlines as audiences share in the intimate, harrowing details of a young woman trapped in a living nightmare.

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ISBN13 9781849431989
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 80


"Roadkill could change lives for the better and nobody could ask for more from a theatrical piece. All involved should be congratulated on their vision and humanity." - British Theatre Guide

"Beautiful, brilliant and powerful enough to break into people’s hearts. There is no counting the ways Roadkill shatters, disturbs and challenges us.” Five Stars The Scotsman

"It’s uncomfortable, vivid, nauseating and induces fist-clenching anger. But it’s also brilliant, sobering, frank, very moving, and, unfortunately, a real snippet of British society" – What’s On Stage

“Brutal and compelling” – Evening Standard

"Immersive theatre at its most powerful" 4 stars – Financial Times

"Sears itself onto your conscience. It is a desperate and anguished scream that refuses to recede of the most gut-wrenching experiences I have ever had in the theatre. Cora Bissett’s explosive production never lets us off the hook for a moment. Not only are we – good little liberals all – implicated in the form of a gentle middle-class punter, who shows a trace of kindness to Mary but still makes use of her, Roadkill leaves no excuse for ignorance. This, after all, is not taking place in the empty space of a theatre, but in the heart of the city most of those watching call home." Culture Wars