“Whip-smart… one of the most inventive pieces of theatre I have seen in a very long time. You could go see this production and tell your grandchildren how you saw that Emma Adams before she got famous.” –Planet London [on Freakoid]
I want shocks! I’ve heard they are fun and a lot of blood rushes to your head.'
77-year-old Norma is having a tricky day. She can’t finish the crossword and Joy keeps stealing her recliner. Not to mention Helen next door has twisted her ankle falling from a weather balloon, they’ve run out of Class A drugs and the Utility Inspector just popped round to see if it’s time for her involuntary euthanasia... Animals is a wicked satire set in a world where everyone over 60 is tossed on the scrapheap, children are hot-housed, and being a ‘burden on society’ is the ultimate crime.
Emma Adams was in an underground band before becoming a writer and theatre maker. She has had work commissioned for the Keats House Festival, where she led creative writing workshops, and also lectures at Leeds Met University.