Piranha Heights

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408182963.00000034
Roles: Male (5) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Piranha Heights is a mercurial and apocalyptic vision of a society at conflict with itself, as family drama quickly becomes deadly confrontation.

It’s Mother’s Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons Alan and Terry return to her flat to argue about who gets to live there. Terry wants to give a home to Lilly (a girl in a hijab who has suffered appalling war-time atrocities), her baby and her boyfriend Medic. Alan wants the flat so that he can live there with his son Garth, whose passion for animal cruelty is encouraged by his sadistic imaginary friend Mr Green. The mixture of the warring brothers with the unhinged and volatile Medic and eventually the gleefully vicious Garth is toxic and explosive, and it is not long before the storm of fury and violence begins.

Piranha Heights premiered in 2008 at the Soho Theatre, London.

From Ridley Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Philip Ridley

ISBN: 9781408111161

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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