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Pomona Alistair McDowall

Pomona By Alistair McDowall

Pomona by Alistair McDowall

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Pomona Summary

Pomona by Alistair McDowall

I think I'd sleep a lot easier if I knew none of us would wake up tomorrow. Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona - an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born. Pomona premiered in 2014 and has subsequently become a much-produced and widely studied drama text. It is published here as a Student Edition alongside commentary and notes by Dan Rebellato. The ancillary material is geared at students and includes: - an introduction outlining the play's plot, character, themes context and performance history - the full text of the play - a chronology of the playwright's life and work - extensive textual notes - questions for further study This play includes some strong language.

Pomona Reviews

One of the most distinctive new voices in British writing. * The Guardian *
In McDowall's surreal vision, [a] neglected space becomes a symbol of the vacuousness of the modern world - yet also of its extraordinary, mythic possibilities... It's a perfect image of Pomona's nightmarish allure and McDowall's power to suck us in. * Evening Standard *
Brilliantly creepy and compelling, [it] darts back and forth in time and disorientingly blurs the divide between horror games and a much more nightmarish reality... The piece remains forever slippery about recognizing evil, challenging us with the moral ambiguities of its mobius strip nature. * The Independent *
Alistair McDowall is, I think, the most exciting playwright to emerge out of English theatre in the past five years...He makes me want to try harder. He makes me want to be better. -- Simon Stephens, Playwright, UK

About Alistair McDowall

Alistair McDowall grew up in the North East of England. His play Brilliant Adventures was awarded a Bruntwood Prize in 2011, and was developed as part of the Young Writers Festival 2012 at the Royal Court. Other plays include Talk Show (Royal Court) and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre). Dan Rebellato is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a playwright whose work has been performed across Britain, Europe and America, on stage and radio.

Table of Contents

Chronology Commentary Narrative structure Place Character Horror Realism and Fantasy Pomona in Context Pomona in Performance Further Reading Pomona Notes

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Pomona by Alistair McDowall
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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