The Fastest Clock in the Universe

by  Philip Ridley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

Philip Ridley's multi-award-winning play caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the Stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize.. A provocative and edgy drama, it is now regarded as a contemporary classic.

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The Fastest Clock in the Universe

by  Philip Ridley

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It's Cougar's birthday. He's having a party. And the gift he'd kill for is youth...In a strange room in East London the party preparations are under way. Everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour...and a very, very sharp knife.

'A bit like a ride on a ghost find yourself shuddering with shock and laughing uproariously...horror has rarely been so much fun' Daily Telegraph

'Scorchingly nasty...fingers an age and its icons with terrifying accuracy' Guardian
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Philip Ridley

Philip was born in the East End of London. He studied painting at St Martin’s School of Art. He has written many highly regarded and hugely influential plays: the seminal The Pitchfork Disney, the multi-award-winning The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect Place, Vincent River, Mercury Fur, Leaves of Gl ...

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