Page extent: 126
ISBN: 9781840029802
Binding: PaperBack

Vantastic / Lobster

Russell Barr

PaperBack (25 Dec 2009)

Two new plays from award-winning writer Russell Barr that consider what it means to live in confined spaces.

Vantastic focuses on the life of Pam, her pet dog Shaggy, her family and friends. They are all on holiday together, in two caravans. Stuck. A mysterious young man arrives and changes all their lives forever.

In Lobster Chatty and her grandson Tobias live in a nuclear bunker. Tobias has never been allowed out and wanted a friend. Chatty found him one - the boy with no name. Together they live in the bunker. Today is Tobias’s Birthday. They are all waiting for the end of the world.

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ISBN13 9781840029802
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 126


"Something both weird and also weirdly compelling about these separate but thematically linked plays... Their obsessive quality and off-beat humour have a niggling energy.... [Lobster] brings to mind both Philip Ridley and Samuel Beckett, and yet has its own distinctive off-kilter humour." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"like an episode of 'Keeping Up Appearances' highjacked by an ex-rated version of 'Little Britain' "- Time Out