Spacewang

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DOI: 10.5040/9781784601324.00000025
Roles: Male (0) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

A short monologue in which a teenage girl roams the streets of Withernsea in search of aliens.

Nora may seem your stereotypical fourteen-year-old girl: playing truancy and nicking vodka to neck behind the wheelie bins, but looks can be deceiving. Today is a special day for Nora and her homemade alien radar kit. She’s sure all the signs are pointing to a possible contact, tonight, and she wants to make sure she doesn’t miss it. Though Wells’ monologue has many comedic highlights, it is also tinged with melancholy too as the audience slowly realises who Nora is really trying to reach.

Spacewang was first performed at Hull Truck Theatre in 2011.

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Nick Hern Books

Tom Wells

ISBN: 9781848422223

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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