World Premiere

Original Death Rabbit

BY ROSE HEINEY.
DIRECTED BY HANNAH JOSS.
See It Safely
9 January -
9 February 2019

Overview

“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.


People

Kimberley Nixon
The Original Death Rabbit
Kimberly starred in Channel 4's Fresh Meat and featured in the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

Rose Heiney
Playwright
Hannah Joss
Director
Louie Whitemore
Set and costume design
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Music and sound design
Adam King
Lighting design


Media

“Original Death Rabbit is an uncomfortable, hilarious, essential play for our times.”
Public Reviews
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“Kimberley Nixon's masterclass of a performance.”
The Spy in the Stalls
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“A rare treat.”
The Londonist
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“Nixon's tour-de-force.”
Breaking the Fourth Wall
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“Original Death Rabbit is incisive and very funny.”
British Theatre
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“It's a really great performance by Nixon.”
The Stage
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Broadway World
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A Younger Theatre
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Sardines Magazine
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