Stage Plays (Page 5)
Plot Synopsis: A pop singer disappears in mysterious circumstances. The police have only one clue - a blood stained T-shirt belonging to a 15 year old girl fan. The interrogation of the fan, Abbie, is intercut with flashback scenes from her one-sided affair with her idol. More of a who-done-what than a whodunnit ?
Original Production Details
Date: September 1997
Venue: The Man In The Moon/Worthing Ritz
Director: Philip Dart
Designer: Sadie Mallett
|Man In The Moon|
Plot Synopsis: Set in the near future, "Pig in the Middle" explores the moral, ethical, and medical minefield of animal to human transplants.
"In writing PIG IN THE MIDDLE, I’ve tried to show how the issue of animal to human transplants will affect real people. The decisions that Ryan and Gemma have to make are ones that anyone of us may have to face in the near future."
Judy’s offbeat teenage love story tells the story of sixth former Gemma and sixteen year old Ryan. They meet at the renal unit whilst undergoing dialysis.
Despite their differences (Ryan is mad keen on football and clubbing, while Gemma would rather spend her free time helping out at the local animal sanctuary and sabotaging fox hunts) romance blossoms. Until that is, Ryan is offered the opportunity to be one of the first patients to benefit from a new treatment, a kidney from a pig.
Suddenly Ryan is caught between his own desire to get back into the youth football team, his mothers fears over the risks involved in the new treatment, his doctors reassurances and warnings that he might have to wait a very long time for a human kidney, and Gemma's opposition to any new treatment involving the use of animals.
Gemma and her friends stage a demonstration outside the hospital, she asks Ryan to refuse the transplant and join her on the protest……………..
Original Production Details
Date: February - May 1998
Venue: Y Touring, Schools tour and the House of Commons
Director: Nigel Townsend
Designer: Annabel Lee
|Gemma||Elisa de Grey|
|Dr Mayhew||Carmen Wilson|
There is a lovely gallery of black and white photos from the production on flickr - just follow the link Pig in the Middle by Judy Upton 1997 | Flickr
Short cuts to Judy's other play pages.
Plays (Page 1) - Everlasting Rose/Ashes and Sand
Plays (page 2) - Temple/The Shorewatchers' House
Plays (Page 3) - Bruises/Stealing Souls
Plays (Page 4) - Sunspots/People on the River
Plays (Page 5) - To Blusher with Love/Pig in the Middle (this page)
Plays (Page 6) - The Girlz/Know Your Rights
Plays (Page 7) - Confidence/The Ballad of a Thin Man
Plays (Page 8) - Sliding with Suzanne/Hotmail from Helsinki
Plays (Page 9) - Team Spirit/Grandma was a Mermaid
Plays (page 10) - Echoes and Shadows
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