Original Death Rabbit
DIRECTED BY HANNAH JOSS.
9 February 2019
“I was a thing, you see. I was a pretty bloody big thing, briefly – a meme. A craze. One of the first.”
We all have our comfort blankets and coping mechanisms. And if yours happens to be wearing a full-sized rabbit onesie (with ears), what’s the problem? You’re not bothering anyone. At least, not until you’re photographed at the back of a child’s funeral. Dressed as a rabbit. And the photo goes viral.
Hilarious, outrageous and poignant, Rose Heiney’s painfully funny play shines a light on one woman’s struggle with the dark side of the internet.
Rose Heiney is a screenwriter, playwright and novelist. Her first play, Elephants, sold out at Hampstead Theatre. Television writing includes Miranda and Fresh Meat. Her first novel, The Days of Judy B, was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award. She is currently writing a film for Working Title and StudioCanal.
Hannah Joss was previously Baylis Assistant Director at the Old Vic Theatre and is currently a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre.
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