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Lion In The Streets

Lion In The Streets

By Judith Thompson
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770912748, 128 pages, May 2015
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770912762, 128 pages, May 2015
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770912755, 128 pages, May 2015


Seventeen years ago, Isobel was murdered at the tender age of nine. Now she finds herself back in her previous life as a ghost searching for the person responsible for her untimely death. But this time she’s powerful, having the ability to watch over the living, observe them, and sometimes interact with them. Isobel has been paying attention to her former neighbours, and it’s not long before she begins to suffer along with them during their dark and horrific private experiences. Will she finally get the peace she’s been yearning for? One of Judith Thompson’s most enduring plays, Lion in the Streets looks at the inner emotional turmoil in ordinary people and the ways in which they cope.


“This script is so harsh that it makes you feel like you’ve been stripped, beaten, and abandoned, and so compassionate that it releases floods of grief and gratitude with its touch.”

- Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“Poetic, painful, powerful… Writing this strong is celebrated and revisted for a reason.”
—Matt Tenbruggencate, Spectator Tribune