Katie and Hannah love murder. They go to bed listening to podcasts about serial killers, they clutch blankets glued to gruesome documentaries.
They're in deep. Burrowing beneath the skin, beneath the guts, beneath the veins and blood and mess of flesh. They're not sure if they can stop and they're not sure if they want to.
All of Us Are Dead is a twisted coming of age story about our deepest fears and how we seek to control them. It's a play about holding your breath as you walk home at night. It's a play about the edges of us and how the world sharpens them.
Maureen Lennon is a Hull playwright and is currently part of our 'Troublemaker gang' of supported writers. Troublemaker is a new writing initiative dedicated to championing daring writers to create bold and provocative new work on northern stages for younger northern audiences. The programme is led by Silent Uproar and supported by Hull Truck Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Red Ladder Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Age guidance 16+
Content Warning: Strong language, themes and discussions of sexual assault, violence and murder.
Fleur Hebditch, (Assistant Producer & Literary Coordinator at Stephen Joseph Theatre: "Maureen Lennon had sent in a different play, Helen, which I’d shortlisted to present for 2021. But before I‘d had a chance to contact her I had a meeting with Silent Uproar about their new Troublemakers scheme for Northern writers, which the SJT is supporting and myself and Amy had been helping as part of their selection process.
During the meeting I discovered that Maureen had already written a first draft of her play and when it was described to me as a punk feminist play about murder, I nearly fell off my chair in excitement. I was sent the first draft and immediately asked Alex Mitchell, director of Silent Uproar and Maureen if they would mind my including it in our 2021 schedule – it’s a really exciting, thrilling and provocative play, and its so fabulous that our audience can see it so early in its journey."
Play readings at Stephen Joseph Theatre will introduce you to new work at an early stage in its development - who knows, you might be amongst the first to see a future classic! A chance to experience wonderful plays alongside their authors for the very first time, with opportunity for discussion at the end.
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