A sharp, dark comedy that explores the inescapable difference between feeling 19 and being 19.
Lou is getting on with her life, carefree and without ties. But this abruptly comes to a halt when her 19 year old god-daughter Minnie moves in to take up a place at university. Minnie’s arrival shines a harsh light into the corners of Lou’s life—revealing it to be not as it seems. Her relationships are complicated, her neighbors are closing in on her, and the clock is ticking. What does it mean to be a grown up?
Godchild premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in October 2013, directed by Michael Attenborough.
Deborah Bruce is a writer and theater director. As a director, her credits include Scarborough (Royal Court), Helen (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Blame (Arcola Theatre). Her play The Distance was nomnated for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.