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The Fastest Clock in the Universe Philip Ridley

The Fastest Clock in the Universe By Philip Ridley

The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley


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Summary

Philip Ridley's multi-award-winning play caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992. A provocative and edgy drama, it is now regarded as a contemporary classic. Set in a strange room in East London, party preparations are underway but the presence of a very, very sharp knife does not bode well for an entirely happy birthday.

The Fastest Clock in the Universe Summary

The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley

It's Cougar's birthday. He's having a party. And the gift he'd kill for is youth...In a strange room in East London the party preparations are under way. Everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour...and a very, very sharp knife. Philip Ridley's edgy and provocative drama caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the Stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize. It is now regarded as a contemporary classic. 'A bit like a ride on a ghost train...you find yourself shuddering with shock and laughing uproariously...horror has rarely been so much fun' Daily Telegraph 'Scorchingly nasty...fingers an age and its icons with terrifying accuracy' Guardian

The Fastest Clock in the Universe Reviews

'Just like its antihero Cougar Glass, for whom every birthday is his 19th, Ridley's play, first produced in 1992, is for ever young, muscled and glowing, exuding something cattle-prod-electrifying.' Lyn Gardner, Guardian, 23.9.09 'Ridley's writing has a hopefulness that counteracts its harshness. It's wonky, uncomfortable, and rewards your patience.' Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 24.9.09 'A BARBARIC beauty is the term that describes Philip Ridley's work - a rich combination of menace and poetic nuance' Paul Callan, Daily Express, 25.9.09 'Ridley's writing is full of gleeful, incantatory menace' Robert Shore, Metro (London), 28.9.09

About Philip Ridley

Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London where he still lives and works. As well plays for young people and the highly acclaimed screenplay for the The Krays feature film, his plays for adults include The Pitchfork Disney, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights and the highly controversial Mercury Fur.

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GOR013282464
9781408126714
1408126710
The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20090917
112
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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