Exciting new work dissecting the thirty-something preoccupation with status
Very much a play of our times, The Grown-Ups is a gripping examination of the way we live now and the thirty-something preoccupation with status, materialism and what it really means to be a 'grown-up' in contemporary Ireland.
'You've no money, no career, no substance. You're renting these days, people think there's something wrong with you.'
Alan and Nicola are a couple desperate to keep pace with the boom time. However, when Alan's sister Amy is involved in a scandal, Alan finds himself questioning his values and wondering if success can truly be measured by money, ambition and material gain. The Grown-Ups is a modern-day thriller that has at its heart the malaise of a society 'seduced by extravagance'.
The play received its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre's Peacock Theatre, Dublin, on 10 February 2006.
Series: Methuen Drama Modern Plays
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 9th February 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.4 x 20.0
Weight (kg): 0.09
Edition Number: 1