Tender Napalm

Contact: The Wardrobe Theatre (Email)

Writer Philip Ridley

22nd May – 26th May
7.30pm (plus 2.30pm on Sat) | £10

‘Your mouth … it’s such a wet thing. I could squeeze a bullet between those lips.’

This couple share the greatest love story ever told, but most of it is complete horse$%&#. The shards of truth that shine through in the stories they tell each other are stained by tragedy, but that’s okay. They love dark places; it’s there that they can find the light. Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm is as hilarious as it is grotesque, as it is gorgeous.

“Seldom has sexual love been explored on stage with such ferocious honesty, brutality and melting tenderness… so intimate you want to avert your eyes.”
The Guardian

By Philip Ridley
Directed by Evan Lordan
Designed by Caitlin Abbott


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its twelfth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the second time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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