Plays Directory : Tender Napalm

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Philip Ridley
  • Overview
    Philip Ridley's play marks a change of direction for the acclaimed, ever restless and maverick writer. Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept two handed play which explores the landscape that is a relationship between a man and a woman. Explosive, poetic, brutal and ultimately redemptive, the play weaves a compelling theatrical tapestry to re-examine and re-define the language of love. This abstract play is cool, slick and savagely romantic. There are no defined settings, narratives or characters. Instead, Tender Napalm is 70 minutes of real time drama: simply a man and woman dissecting their relationship through a mixture of memory, fantasy, and a mixture of the two. And, by doing this, they touch upon zeitgeist concerns of violence, war and faith. Tender Napalm is a showcase of the imaginative, fantastical and magical poeticisms Ridley can achieve from the bleak and brutal themes of war and destruction. This volume also contains five poems from the performance sequence Lovesongs for Extinct Creatures, publishing for the first time extracts from Philip Ridley's cycle of love poetry.

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1 known roles

Connected mandy members:

Alex Weltike
Alex Weltike
Assistant Stage Manager
2013, Stage Manager
The Alma Tavern
Todd Heppenstall
2013, Man
Alma Theatre
Chris Bérubé
Chris Bérubé
2013, Deputy Stage Manager
The Alma Tavern
Clare Louise Byrnes
Clare Louise Byrnes
Lighting Technician
2012, Lighting Technician (In house)
Northern Stage
Conor Baum
Conor Baum
2012, Man
Studio Theatre, Rose Bruford College
Ángela Jimenez
2011, Woman
London School of Dramatic Art
Kay Michael
Kay Michael
2011, Assistant Director
Southwark Playhouse