Radiant Vermin

Radiant Vermin $15.99

Buy Kindle Edition

Philip Ridley

Published by Methuen

1 Male 2 Female

I feel this ... thing inside me. Just here. Next to my heart. It's small. The size of sparrow. I don't know what it looks like. But I know it's got claws because it scratches. And I imagine it to be dark blue - mauve almost - like the veins on my mum's hands. I hear it talking. Its voice is high pitched and screeching. It's talking about all the things we've done

A wickedly comic satire about a young couple offered a way out of the housing crisis

And just how far they're prepared to go for it

Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home

Some of the things they did to get it, you might find shocking

But they want you to know they did it all for their baby . . .

An hilarious and outrageous black comedy from internationally acclaimed 'master of modern myth' (Guardian) Philip Ridley

Playful, provocative and viciously sharp, Radiant Vermin is a meditation on how far we will go to satisfy our materialistic greed

The play received its world premiere March 2015 at Soho Theatre, London


"A gift for savage prophecy is often unwelcome in society, and Ridley has it in abundance" ~ Independent

"Ridley is a master of modern myth" ~ Guardian

"Mr. Ridley . . . is high on my list of contemporary playwrights these days. He was always a writer of daring and satanic imagination, with a sui generis vocabulary to match . . . But more recently he's been weaving theatrical fantasies that bear the relation to everyday reality that your dreams, and especially your nightmares . . . The exotic worlds he conjures feel deeply familiar, even to the point of banality, which is what makes them all the scarier and all the more revelatory" ~ Ben Brantley, New York Times

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.


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

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.