Little Dolls

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DOI: 10.5040/9781784602895.00000029
Roles: Male (1) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Nancy Harris's Little Dolls is short play about a woman seeking help from a therapist to overcome a traumatic episode in her past. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, on 23 October 2008 as part of The Broken Space season.

The play's action takes place in a 'room without light'. Vicky, an anxious young woman in her late twenties, is in counselling with John to overcome her intense fear of darkness. It emerges that her fear stems from a traumatic episode in her past when, while on a school trip, her best friend was murdered in the hostel bed next to her as she slept. As she continues to tell her story, John becomes increasingly controlling and sinister until we come to question whether he is trying to make her better or make her worse.

The Bush Theatre premiere was directed by Charlotte Gwinner, with Sinead Matthews as Vicky and John Ramm as John.

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Nick Hern Books

Nancy Harris

ISBN: 9781848422230

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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