Playing with Grown Ups

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-04
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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That's the problem isn't it? Now we can have it all, we're expected to bloody do it all.

Late thirties, careers under their belts, and a new baby just arrived. Isn't that what everybody wants? Faced with the reality of her new life, Joanna tries to make sense of the events and decisions which led her to this point. Full of regret, with a husband who's pretending that everything's fine, the last thing she needs is her ex-lover turning up with an unexpected guest. Or maybe it's exactly what she needs.

A wry, provocative look at what it is to be a woman today, in a society which tells us we can have it all and our ambitions can be unlimited.

Author Biography

Hannah Patterson is a writer for theatre and film. Her debut play, MUCH, premiered at the Cock Tavern in 2010. Other plays include The Weakness In Me and AID (Winners of the one-act New Plays Project; Jersey Arts Trust/Old Vic New Voices), and Resistantes, which she also performed (Paines Plough /‘Come to Where I’m From’). Hannah is the co-writer and producer of the documentary film Shelter in Place, winner of the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation’s Pitch Prize, and has written for publications including Sight & Sound, The International Film Guide, Time Out and the Guardian.

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