by Kerry Hood (2010)
Tristan Bates Theatre
Directed by Elly Green
Cast: Catherine Harvey. Owen Roberts. Christopher Saul. David Shaw-Parker. Lizzy Watts.
‘If there was a prize for failure, I’d win.’
A dark, funny and surreal play about a lonely character, John Smyth. When John goes to a mysterious location to collect a ‘prize’ he becomes embroiled in a competition involving painful tests and bizarre challenges. Just when he is on the verge of success he discovers he is competing against a rival who is just as determined to be a winner. What neither of them realizes is that they share a connection that means losing is not an option.
Playwright Kerry Hood has written nine plays including Feng Shui At Hair By Christine (Bristol Old Vic); Meeting Myself Coming Back (Soho Theatre); Caution! Trousers (commissioned by Alan Ayckbourn for Stephen Joseph Theatre). Her play Meeting Myself Coming Back was Sunday Times Critics’ Choice and a British Theatre Guide Highlight of the Year. Kerry is also the winner of six short fiction awards.