March 5, 2009

THE MALL by Thomas Sainsbury; hot off The Play Press    

An extremely compelling, challenging comedy from our youngest most prolific multi-award winning playwright.  The book includes a provocative introduction from veteran playwright Dean Parker, and some very entertaining insights from Tom himself.

Ideal for anyone looking for energetic and pithy roles for young actors itching to get their teeth into a powerful and entertaining mix of high humour and startling social comment. See below for quotes from reviews.

CAST – Expandable up to a cast of 20 plus; minimum:- 3 male, 3 female (doubling)
PRICE – $20 (discounts for larger orders) : ISBN 978 1 877319 068
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"The Mall is a stunning achievement in the way it reflects our world, wound on just a notch or three from were we are now … or is that future here already? … an extremely compelling black comedy."  John Smythe, Theatreview

"To say Thomas Sainsbury is an exciting new talent in New Zealand theatre is an understatement. He’s the most challenging, down-to-earth, funny and refreshingly unsettling playwright/director I’ve come across in years. He’s also a powerhouse of productivity …" Sian Robertson, Theatreview

"The plays … reveal the sharp, distinctive voice of a playwright with something to say, and saying it with a theatrical flair that is refreshing and stimulating." Dominion Post

"Thomas Sainsbury is a remarkable talent … clearly blessed – or cursed? – with a compulsion to make plays … At 25 his score of plays written and produced is into double figures … I can see him fast becoming a classic playwright of his generation …" Theatreview forum

"I tried to think about times in my life when I was angriest. I suddenly remembered all the hideous jobs I’d had working for big corporations in which employees were considered units to squeeze the most productivity out of… I love fringe theatre and I love small and alternative venues; that’s my kind of theatre – grunge and raw." Tom Sainsbury

"The script was a gem. It never stopped delivering, it knew all the buttons to press with its audience and its young cast." Dean Parker

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