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Motortown

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Danny returns from Basra to a foreign England and a different kind of battle. He visits an old flame, buys a gun and goes on a blistering road trip through the new home front.
'I don't blame the war. The war was alright. I miss it. It's just you come back to this.'
Written during the London bombings of 2005, Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the an
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Doug
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not for the faint of heart, Stephens' brutally visceral play dissects what happens after a war-scarred veteran returns home from the Iraq war with an extreme case of PTSD.
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Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Brutal, disturbing but fantastic dialogue. Theatre at its most visceral. Well-written but can't say I enjoyed the second half.
Daniel
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Unflinching look at how the warring West is falling apart.
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Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Horrifying, disturbing yet highly profound. Stephens takes an unflinching and fearless look at the nature of war and how it can induce psychopathy. Deliberately banal dialogue, experimental structure and unnervingly alive characters.
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“You want to know the truth about the poor in this country? They're not cool. They're not soulful. They're not honest. They're not the salt of the fucking earth. They're thick. They're myopic. They're violent. They're drunk most of the time. They like shit music. They wear shit clothes. They tell shit jokes. They're racist, most of them, and homophobic, the lot of them. They have tiny parameters of possibility and a minuscule spirit of enquiry or investigation. They would be better off staying in their little holes and fucking each other. And killing each other.” 2 likes
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