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Age of Consent

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Peter Morris

Published by Methuen

1 Male 1 Female

Condemned by the mother of Jamie Bulger and acclaimed by the critics - for tackling the subject of child killers - this is the controversial new play from the winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Prize 2001

A chillingly powerful play exposing the mind of a child-killer, this delves into the psyche of two characters - one a teenager awaiting his release from a correctional facilty for the murder of a child, the other the mother of a child performer whose main rule of entertainment is the Three Ts - Talent, Teeth & Tits

What unites them is a sense of denial as well as the humanity that can exist even behind the most monstrous abuse

Acutely topical, darkly satirical and brutally uncompromising - these two monologues explore the shattering of childhood innocence

"The play opens up a moral minefield. Who can, or should, consent to what? Can anyone consent to something on the behalf of another? What power can anyone, a person or a community, have over the mind and life of another? Morris's play sends you out in a state of moral turbulence" ~ John Peter, Sunday Times

"For once, the play at the eye of an Edinburgh storm is a good one" ~ Guardian

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