Golden Child (Ravenhill)

by  Mark Ravenhill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m or f

Taking inspiration from Oedipus and Chilean children who were taken from their biological parents to support the Pinochet regime, GOLDEN CHILD follows a young man's journey discovering that the people he knew to be his parents his whole life are not actually his parents. 

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Golden Child (Ravenhill)

by  Mark Ravenhill

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Taking inspiration from Oedipus and Chilean children who were taken from their biological parents to support the Pinochet regime, GOLDEN CHILD follows a young man's journey discovering that the people he knew to be his parents his whole life are not actually his parents. 
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

6m or f

A

B

C

D

E

F

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

The play has six characters: A, B, C, D, E and F. The first production used three actors.

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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GOLDEN CHILD premiered as a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 in a production by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

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