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born bad

born bad

By debbie tucker green
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854597403, 64 pages, May 2003


  • Winner, Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer 2004


A hard-hitting and original family drama, winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

A blood-related black family. A Dad, a Mum, a Daughter, two Sisters, a Brother. A family argument. A skeleton in the closet...

debbie tucker green's play born bad dives headlong into the powerful heart of this family, unleashing wit, ferocity and verbal dexterity on the way. It was premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2003.


"debbie tucker green is one of the most assured and extraordinary new voices we've heard in a long while. Electrifying."

- Independent on Sunday

"60 minutes of thrillingly high-impact theatre. If tucker green can continue in this rich vein, her future looks assured."

- Evening Standard