Rose Heiney's play Original Death Rabbit has opened at the Jermyn Street theatre.
BAFTA-award winning Kimberley Nixon stars as a girl using a full-sized rabbit onesie as a coping mechanism for the stresses and vexations of real-life. Adapted for the stage from a BBC Radio 4 play, Rose's funny and painfully true piece brilliantly highlights the struggles of being a woman in the age of the internet.
"Jermyn Street Theatre opens 2019 with a bang...the playwright justly reflects on the significance of seeking help and finding support"- Broadway World
"An unsettlingly authentic portrait of a social media sensation"-The Stage
"Heiney has much of import to say about our desperate search for validity via the internet and the self-loathing it can induce, as we frantically seek connection on social media while turning away from social connections in our actual lives"- Evening Standard
Rose Heiney is a screenwriter, playwright and novelist. Her first play, Elephants, sold out at Hampstead Theatre. Television writing includes Miranda and Fresh Meat. Her first novel, The Days of Judy B, was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award. She is currently writing a film for Working Title and Studio Canal.
Original Death Rabbit is directed by Hannah Joss and runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre until 9th February.
Tickets available here.