DOI: 10.5040/9781784603038.00000003
Roles: Male (1) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Sam Holcroft's Pink is a short play written for the Tricycle Theatre’s Women, Power and Politics season, staged at the Tricycle, London, in June–July 2010. It is a comic political fantasia that brings together a female Prime Minister and a porn star turned successful businesswoman. It was first performed at the Tricycle on 8 June 2010, in rep with short plays by Joy Wilkinson, Zinnie Harris, Bola Agbaje and Sue Townsend.

The play's action takes place in the dressing room of a London television studio, where ex-porn star, now successful businesswoman, Kim Keen is preparing to launch her latest line of sex products on a TV chat show. She receives an unexpected visit from the Prime Minister, Bridget, whose husband has been caught buying sex toys from a porn website. The connection between the two women is eventually revealed, and the steely-hearted politician resorts to blackmail to get her own way. Finally, the pair form an unholy alliance to promote the female cause through blue movies.

The Tricycle Theatre production was directed by Indhu Rubasingham and designed by Rosa Maggiora. It was performed by Heather Craney, Amy Loughton, Tom Mannion and Stella Gonet.

From Women, Power and Politics: Now

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Nick Hern Books

Sam Holcroft

ISBN: 9781848421172

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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