by  Mark Ravenhill

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

If James can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Olivia is a hot young starlet. Now all she needs is the script which will save her from B movie hell, a script which balances artistic integrity with blockbuster bucks. James thinks he's got the perfect pitch - a script which combines a torrid love story with the dark spectre of terrorism and big, big explosions. If he can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.
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"Funny, cutting... and ends on a curiously exhilarating note." - TimeOut 

"A brilliant premise, and Ravenhill’s play is a gleeful send-up of the hypocrisy and artificial dream-building of the Hollywood machine... [the] script fizzes with acerbic humour." - The Telegraph


Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A film producer's office.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 1f
JAMES - a film producer.
OLIVIA - an actress.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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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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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Product premiered at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in August of 2005. 

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