“A bold examination of violence and revolution… a smart, gripping look at what grabs our attention and at our unacknowledged capacity for rage and violence” —Guardian
“Brimming with ideas… a fascinating, troubling mirror image of us” —Time Out
“Angry, intelligent and savagely funny” —The Times
“Grabs its audience by the throat and doesn't let go… highly emotive, potently theatrical, shot through a with a dark wit” —The Stage
“Punchy and tense… it crackles with anger, emotion and razor-sharp social commentary.” —A Younger Theatre
A woman in a yellow dress has been shot by the police. As a video goes viral, a revolution begins to stir.
Ali and Leyla are panicking—they uploaded the footage; the authorities are after them. Yasmin is desperate to know if her mother is still alive. A woman in London wants to help. As a tornado of dissent and violence spreads, everyone’s life is going to change.
A startlingly theatrical look at what happens when it all kicks off, Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman premiered at the Gate Theatre, London, in June 2015.
Elinor Cook’s previous plays include The Girl’s Guide to Saving the World, Pilgrims and Pastoral. Her play The Boy Preference is part of the 2015 National Theatre Connections program. She is currently writing an adaptation of Eleanor Catton's novel, The Rehearsal. In 2013 she won the prestigious George Devine award for Most Promising Playwright.