Synopsis

Bacon

Bacon $14.99

Sophie Swithinbank

Published by Nick Hern Books

2 Male 0 Female

It's Year 10's first day back at school

Mark is new and too scared to make friends

Darren is out of control and too scary to make friends

The two of them need each other - but neither would ever admit it

Worlds apart, but more similar than they realise, the pair form a complex and manipulative relationship

And before they know it, they're embarking on a dangerous experiment that will alter the course of their lives

Sophie Swithinbank's play Bacon is an unflinching and unexpectedly humorous look at masculinity, sexuality and power, through the dizzying lens of youth

First developed on the Soho Theatre Writers' Lab, it won the Tony Craze Award in 2018, and was first produced at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2022, directed by Matthew Iliffe

REVIEWS

A bleak but utterly compelling drama about the end of youth... a car-crash of a story, unfolding in a playground, that's both beautiful and devastating to watch... Swithinbank's writing is potent, with a sucker punch of an ending ~ The Stage

Riveting... Swithinbank's writing is razor-sharp ~ Reviews Hub

A sensitive and dramatic portrayal of insecure masculinity and power play... heart-stoppingly moving... a fascinating piece of theatre ~ British Theatre Guide

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.

Shipping

We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2022 Stageplays, Inc.