Meet Stacy, she’ll tell you, everything is fine.
"I was shagging this bloke for a bit who’d shout Ramadan when he came. Which was odd because he was Jewish and my name isn’t Dan."
Stacy goes out with her mate Stella. Stacy goes out with whoever. Stacy goes out on her own. Hidden homelessness, living in chaos, scrolling through her phone. She’s telling the joke or has she become it?
An outrageously funny and heartbreaking example of not giving a fuck. Well, sort of.
This is Stacy’s anti-slut-shaming tale.
One weekend. With drugs. Go harder or go home(less).
Please note: NOF*CKSGIVEN was first performed at King's Head Theatre as part of the Who Run's the World Festival. This production is a newly developed and rewritten production for Vault Festival 2019.
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Daisy King writes from a history of juxtaposed oppositions. After graduating from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a successful career in theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, where she worked for 12 years, life then dealt her first-hand experience of hidden homelessness, mental health illnesses, social change and a long journey to recovery.
Through the support of charities, she was introduced to Clean Break Theatre Company who work with women by offering them emotional, pastoral and creative support. King developed her work and identity as a playwright and personally, gaining the confidence to embark on a career in script writing. The success of King's work has escalated quickly, with a full scale production at the King's Head Theatre and work being published by Bloomsbury.
Bruised Sky Productions was founded in 2009 by director James Kermack and Writer/Artistic Director Martin Murphy. Never afraid to tackle a controversial subject matter, the artistic policy at Bruised Sky is to produce brave and dynamic writing. Always finding the untold stories, they produce hard-hitting theatre that gets their audience listening, thinking and talking. Bruised Sky work in association with writers and performers we believe in, with stories worth telling. Naomi Sheldon's Good Girl is the latest of these Collaborations; winning awards at the 2017 Fringe leading to a West End transfer in 2018.
Written by Daisy King
Directed by Michael Oakley
Produced by Martin Murphy, Lily Burton and Daisy King of Bruised Sky Productions
'portraying a female character in a way that you don’t often see and is currently missing from our stages. King's writing ... is bold, witty, with a depth that makes you want to explore further. ’
Louisa Davis, Senior Producer, King’s Head Theatre.
‘Daisy King’s debut play is hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure. She’s the voice of an unheard minority. This is what Shakespeare would have written if he’d spent all weekend binging on coke.'
Martin Murphy, Producer, Bruised Sky Productions.
'Daisy King pens a vulnerable piece that sees Stacy grappling with the pain of living a life gone wrong... a cheeky script that relies on irony to mask its most distressing implications.'
Cindy Marcolina, Miro Magazine