By Mark Ravenhill

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Wed 14 Sep 2005
'I love your work, I love it. I've seen you do those turns on a sixpence... You're fabulous. And this material is going to be fabulous once it's punched up.' "Ravenhill's brilliantly poisonous satire is up-to-date, demonstrating a mastery of slick cultural references and the flaky-glamourous language of product placement" Sunday Times "Good old Mark Ravenhill.. jauntily blasting away at the pretensions of the fast-growing industry in post-9/11 schlock" Daily Telegraph Amy is a hot young starlet all she needs is the script to save her from B movie hell. Mark 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 only he can persuade Amy, he's got the perfect Product. Product celebrates the terrorist as Bogeyman - and the erotic thrill of being blown sky high. Mark Ravenhill's previous plays include Shopping and Fucking, Faust Is Dead, Handbag, Some Explicit Polaroids and Mother Clap's Molly House. This is his professional acting debut. Directed by Lucy Morrison Lighting and Sound Design by Mat Ort A monologue performed by Mark Ravenhill. Product was first seen as part of a season of works in progress performed by playwrights in the Paines Plough THIS OTHER ENGLAND season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London. 'It's always fascinating when a writer performs their own work', says Mark. 'You might not get Judi Dench or Michael Gambon, but there's another type of fun to be had hearing the words come out of the playwright's mouth.'


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