Scenes from Family Life is a charged and punchy play about relationships and the last two people left on earth. Lisa and Jack are teenagers, but they are about to become adults; Lisa is pregnant, and neither of them can wait for the baby to arrive and their lives to start. But then Lisa vanishes – into thin air. Jack panics until she comes back, but then she disappears again, and then it turns out that everyone is dematerialising, all over the planet people are disappearing. Quickly, the only people left in the world are Jack and his heavily pregnant friend Stacy. Jack adjusts to the silent and primitive world; but for Stacey it begins to turn into a nightmare. And when the vanished start to return, Jack has to learn how complex adult relationships are.
Reviews"Scenes From Family Life is a story pregnant with possibilities, and feels as if Ionesco has suddenly started writing scripts for Doctor Who." - The Guardian
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: The living room of Jack and Lisa's flat.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting2m, 3f, 11m or f
A GROUP OF THEIR FRIENDS
PARENTS AND BABIES GROUP
MOTHER WITH AN EMPTY PRAM
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
All characters are aged 16 - 18. Names and genders of the "group of friends" can be changed to suit a specific group.
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.