Southbank Theatre Company

Rabbit

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Poster for Rabbit by Nina Raine

About Rabbit

It’s Bella’s twenty-ninth birthday. Friends and former lovers meet for a drink to celebrate, but as the Bloody Marys flow, the bar becomes a battlefield. In the uncivil war between the sexes, what happens when the females have the real fire-power—stockpiles of testosterone, lethal wit and explosive attitude? And what happens when patriarchy gets personal, when it’s your own father who is tragic and terminal? When the only man you really love is dying?

Production photos courtesy of Indy Ghost Light‘s Rob Slaven.

“Raine’s miraculous wit is so bracing…so pitch-perfect—that the show is an instant contender for debut of the year.” —Variety. “The play is a hilarious demonstration of how language can spin a web of ignorance around terror…impressive.” —The New Yorker. “Terrific…a smart and bracing battle-of-the-sexes comedy…” —Sunday Express (London). “Just when you thought no more fun could be had from the sex lives of middle-class young adults, RABBIT proves again that they are an inexhaustible mine of entertainment.” —Evening Standard (London). “A gem, hard and glowing.” —The Sunday Times(London). “Highly entertaining.” —The Guardian (London).

 

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About the Playwright

Nina Raine

Nina Raine is a British playwright and director. Rabbit, Raine’s first work as a dramatist, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in the summer of 2006. The play, which she also directed, transferred to the Trafalgar Studios later that autumn. She won both the 2006 Evening Standard’s Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2006 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards with Rabbit.

Rabbit was performed in New York City in June 2007 at the Brits Off Broadway Festival.