Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat

by  Mark Ravenhill

Sketches / Scenes, Satire/Political Satire

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is Mark Ravenhill's epic cycle of plays exploring the personal and political effect of war on modern life, produced in various locations around London in April 2008.

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Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat

by  Mark Ravenhill

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  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is an epic cycle of plays exploring the personal and political effect of war on modern life. The plays that make up Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat began life at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe as Ravenhill for Breakfast (produced by Paines Plough), winning a Fringe First award, and the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe award. They form a collage of very different scenes, with each taking its title from a classic work. The plays were presented in April 2008 in various venues across London, from Notting Hill to a Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, via Sloane Square and the South Bank. Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat was originally developed in association with the National Theatre Studio and Paines Plough, and was first produced as Ravenhill for Breakfast at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in August 2007 by Paines Plough, with the support of David Johnson.
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Reviews

"Ravenhill writes tales that hold a gun to your heart and shoot you in the soul, but leave you alive so you can feel every last drop of pain." The Austin Chronicle, Read More

"Here Ravenhill catches the still sad voice of humanity. It is a far greater achievement than trotting out stale, self-loathing liberal platitudes." The Telegraph, Read More

"Ravenhill originally earned notoriety on the shock-and-sperm theatre-scene of the ’90s with ‘Shopping and Fucking’, which was co-produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court in 1996. Since then, he’s been a prolific and ever-provocative presence, in playwriting and journalism." Timeout London, Read More

Keywords

Death, Politics, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Three plays, written as eighteen short plays, set throughout London. 
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Note from Mark Ravenhill: I'm happy for any of the parts to be played by whoever, whatever gender. The gendered casting is only a suggestion and the parts are open to anyone wherever they are on the gender spectrum.

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Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex in 1966. He studied Drama and English at Bristol University. His first play Shopping and Fucking was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. Subsequent plays include Faust Is Dead and Handbag (both Actors Touring Company), Some Explicit Pola ...

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Originally developed in association with the National Theatre Studio and Paines Plough. First produced as Ravenhill for Breakfast at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in August 2007 by Paines Plough.

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