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EIGHT - a monologue show Ella Hickson

EIGHT - a monologue show

Ella Hickson

Published May 6th 2011
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37 pages
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Genre: Drama8 Cast MembersEIGHT swept the board at the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival, in 2008. An underground hit propagated by sensational word-of-mouth, it went on to win a coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award, the NSDFMoreGenre: Drama8 Cast MembersEIGHT swept the board at the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival, in 2008. An underground hit propagated by sensational word-of-mouth, it went on to win a coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award, the NSDF Emerging Artists Award and the Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award, awarded to only one show across the thousands of productions at the festival.Introducing eight beguiling oddballs, struggling to define what it is to be normal amidst the dissolution of social, moral, sexual and cultural boundaries in The Naughties. From high-class hookers to those who make friends in morgues, to single mothers and bereaved gallery owners, Eight gives all of these otherwise neglected characters center-stage, including the moving, politically punchy portrait of a man who has lost everything except his memories of the 7/7 London bombings (One of the finest pieces of writing Ive yet heard about the aftermath of that terrible day – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman).WINNER - Carol Tambor Award 2008WINNER - The Scotsman Fringe First Award 2008WINNER - NSDF Emerging Artists Award 2008Ms. Hickson has already found her voice — and it’s a powerful one. She writes with a heightened sense of the rhythms and quirks of everyday speech and uses vivid, sensory details to create believable emotional states.- The New York TimesFOUR STARS Ella Hickson is a huge writing talent. Youre blown away.- Joyce McMillan, The Scotsmanbeautifully lyrical.- BackstageHicksons writing is superb- NYTheatre.comcaptivating and emotionally charged- stunning drama- Three WeeksElla Hickson’s writing is terrific.She has a gift for painting vivid character portraits. Her use of language has a sharp modern sensibility, both in the choice of language and the rhythms of the monologues. She can easily blend realistic description with incisive social commentary.- DC Theatre SceneUnder no circumstances should you miss this.- Washington City Paper