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By Lucy Kirkwood
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839041068, 112 pages, June 2022


Noah and Celeste Quilter met on a blind date organised by a newspaper, fell in love, got married and had a baby. But from the very earliest days of their relationship, they were under surveillance. And when they started a fight for their future, they never guessed it would cost them their lives.

In a modern world where reality is whatever we imagine it to be, how do we know the stories we tell ourselves are true? What happens when there's only one person in the whole world you can truly trust? And what if they never take the bins out?

Rapture by Lucy Kirkwood is a slippery thriller about love, power and belief which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2022, directed by Lucy Morrison. It was promoted under the title That Is Not Who I Am, by Dave Davidson, a pseudonym.


"Explosive... thrilling theatre."

- Reviews Hub

"Undoubtedly a majorly significant piece of writing... a strange political mystery that's exhilarating to watch, but full of things that are frightening to contemplate."

- Independent

"Audacious, gloriously cynical, and painfully relevant... unravels with calculated twists and turns, looming mystery, violence, and thrills... When all the cards are laid bare, the true extent of the writer's creativity can only be gaped at in awe; like a spider, they have woven a narrative web and trapped the audience in it."

- Broadway World

"Brilliantly tricksy... a remarkably layered, brain-boggling story, in which reality and sanity are under constant scrutiny... Rapture is a thriller, a trickster, and an absolute romp."

- Guardian