Brimstone and Treacle


Dennis Potter

Published by Samuel French Ltd

2 Male 2 Female

A highly controversial play about a humdrum couple whose only deviation from the strict norm to which they adhere is that they have a beautiful only daughter reduced to a vegetable after a car accident. Their lives are turned upside down by the intrusion of a slick and satanic young man in this disturbingly clever piece

"Potter is a mass of contradictions as a writer and in Brimstone and Treacle ... we see all his paradoxical drives coming fruitfully together: the guilty faith of the instinctive rationalist, the born socialist's comprehension of the rancorous sourness of the middle classes and the pessimist's belief that miracles can happen.... Deeply fascinating" ~ Guardian

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