Russian Dolls will play at the King’s Head from Tuesday 5th – Saturday 23rd April.
Winner of the 2015 Adrian Pagan award for playwriting, Kate Lock’s wise and witty new drama celebrates cross-generational relationships and lays bare the extraordinary virtue of self-determination. This uncompromising duologue is a tender portrait of how humanitarian values are blind.
Hilda is blind and lives alone. Camelia is a teenage offender looking for her next mark. Russian Dolls examines the singularly fierce friendship that forms between these women as they search for shared purpose in a broken Britain. In juxtaposing their dramatically different lives, the play offers a fascinating insight into the changing roles of women, the trappings of age and the worries of youth.
Writer Kate Lock comments, “I met the real Hilda at a pensioner’s day centre. She was collecting windfalls to take home and make herself an apple crumble, completely blind. She lived completely independently. Her grit, humour and sense of self-worth were so inspiring, I felt compelled to write about her. Russian Dolls is her story.”
See www.kingsheadtheatre.com for more details and to book.