Vera Vera Vera
The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn’t needed for this heroic martyr.
Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for. Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, clear eyed and loud, looking at violence, neglect and apathy.
Hayley Squires is an actor. This is her first play and her first submission to the Royal Court.
Director Jo McInnes most recently directed Red Bud at the Royal Court, as well as appearing in Wastwater by Simon Stephens as an actor. Her directorial credits also The Verdict in 2007 on BBC1 and the world premiere of Marine Parade by Simon Stephens at the Brighton Festival.
Running time 1hr approx
Playtext available from our bookshop: www.royalcourttheatre.com/shop/programmes (UK postage only)
The Young Writers Festival is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK, with additional support from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.
Vera Vera Vera will be transferring to Theatre Local Peckham this summer, 4 – 28 July. For more information on Theatre Local visit our “News Section”: royalcourttheatre.com/news/articles/theatre-local-to-return-to-peckham-this-summer/:new-window
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