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The Authorised Kate Bane
by Ella Hickson
Kate Bane returns home to her eccentric family for a winter weekend to introduce her new boyfriend. As the snow falls, mobile phone signal fails and the trains stop running. Kate finds herself searching with increasing desperation for an authentic account of her family's past. Ella Hickson's new painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Nick Hern Books
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While individual scenes are well-written, the underlying conceit of the whole play would seem almost impossible to stage (i.e., the play as performed is meant to be a play that protagonist Kate is writing, and scenes take place both currently in London, in an imagined recent past in Scotland, in her 'memory' and in 'edited' versions of the above - but these bump against each other so rapidly and without apparent transition that I doubt the audience can catch exactly what is happening). What this ...more