This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

by  John Fitzpatrick

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m

“I feel like I leapt off a long time ago and everyone else is gaining traction and I’m just floating away.”

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This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

by  John Fitzpatrick

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This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Gar can’t decide between the man who plays games and the man on one knee with a ring. In fact, Gar can’t decide on anything because every choice seems like a compromise. Everyone wants answers but nothing lives up to the image he has in his head. Facades start crumbling as his world implodes around him but Gar just wants to dance with his friends.

This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage) is a play about how we define ourselves; through objects, clothes, traditions, and other people.

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Reviews

★★★★ "DEEPLY MOVING.. PROVOCATIVE  & STIMULATING” (The Scotsman)

★★★★ "RAW, UNCOMPROMISING AND VERY BEAUTIFUL, ITS ALSO HILARIOUS - THE KIND OF SKILFUL PLAY THAT SNEAKS IN UNANNOUNCED TO THE FRINGE LEAVING VAPOUR TRAILS OF BRILLIANCE IN ITS WAKE” (The List)

★★★★ “RICH & CONSIDERED WRITING.. SMART SENSITIVE & STRONGLY PERFORMED“ (The Stage)

★★★★ “A DARING EMOTIONAL THREE-WAY.. THRILLING YET INTIMATE“ (To Do List)

★★★★ “A PROBING PIECE COMFORTABLE IN THE AMBIGUITIES IT RAISES” (Fest)

★★★★ “A BRAVE PIECE.. SOMETHING SPECIAL” (Scotsgay)

★★★★“FAST-PACED, INTENSE & POWERFUL.. EXCEPTIONALLY WELL WRITTEN & WELL PERFORMED" (Broadway Baby) 

 ★★★★"ELEGANTLY THREADED THROUGH WITH IDEAS OF FREEDOM & OBLIGATION" (Exeunt Magazine) 

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  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
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Cautions

  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

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  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick trained as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a graduate of the Royal Court writers’ programme. He has made and performed work at venues including The Hayward Gallery, The Bush Theatre, Royal Vauxhall Tavern & The ICA. THIS MUCH is his first full-length play for stage.

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THIS MUCH premiered at ZOO venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and subsequently trabsferred to the Soho Theatre, London in June 2016. It was produced by Nik Holttum Productions and Moving Dust.

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