19:30, Tue 27th – Sat 31st October 2009 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 3
This will be the amateur premiere of Stenham's electrifying first play, written when she was just 19.
Mia is about to be kicked out of boarding school for sticking mummy's Valium down a younger girl's throat. Henry has dropped out of school in a desperate attempt to hold his screwed up family together. Martha will control and ruin both of their lives. Martha is addicted to prescription medication. Martha is their mother.
In his review in The Telegraph, Charles Spencer called THAT FACE "one of the most astonishing debuts I have seen in more than 30 years of theatre reviewing." This production, the first in the U.K. since its premiere at the Royal Court in 2007, will take place in an explosive world of fluorescent light, using the intimate confines of the Playroom to create the claustrophobic environment of Martha's squalid bedroom.