Award-winning Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Exchange Theatre following the award-winning, critically acclaimed play MOGADISHU.
Pink loves Rolly. Rolly loves Pink. And Pink loves getting bombed off her face.
'Share equal da child-care? When done you get so middle- class? What, you gonna get a nanny next? Gonna start quaff quaffin' red wines an' chattin' shit 'bout dem rocketin' house prices?'
The story of sisters from the same nest. Both trapped in a tiny rotting world. Both cuffed to a past that refuses to release them. One wants out. The other needs her in. Trouble is that when you complete each other, you're nothing on your own.
PESTS is the searing new play from Vivienne Franzmann (Mogadishu, The Witness) - winner of the 2008 Bruntwood Playwriting Competition 2008, George Devine Award 2010 and the Pearson Playwright Bursary for the Royal Court 2012.
The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester: 12 - 22 March 2014. Tickets £12/£10. Box Office: 0161 833 9833. royalexchange.co.uk/pests
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John is a trainee accountant with a penchant for house-breaking, hilarious and startlingly honest personal disclosures, and a line in slightly surreal banter. He meets Cathy – a naïve, impulsive, childlike, single mum juggling a menial job with a college course. They come together and have an intense, passionate relationship. Catastrophe ensues when a betrayal precipitates a horrific, shocking event.