Description - Holes in the Skin by Robert Holman
Published alongside its premiere at the Chichester Festival Theatre - a provocative new play by a well-established writer 15-year-old Kerry and her mum have moved to a council estate. Kerry hates it. She hates her mum's new man too. But when she meets a boy in the playground and asks him to do something about it, she finds herself adrift in a landscape of physical brutality, drugs - and, eventually, love. Robert Holman's gripping new play explores the nature of violence and the possibility of redemption. It premieres at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the Minerva directed by Simon Usher.
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Author Biography - Robert Holman
Robert Holman was born in Guisborough, Cleveland, in 1952. After leaving school he worked at the bookstall on Paddington Station for two years, before becoming a full-time writer in 1974. His plays, which include Making Noise Quietly and Bad Weather (both published by NHB), have mostly been premiered by the RSC and the Royal Court. He has been resident dramatist at the National Theatre and at the RSC. His first novel, The Amish Landscape, was published by NHB in 1992 and paperbacked by Penguin the following year. He lives in south west London.