Winner of the 2011 Bruntwood Prize
“A play that is as humane as it is savage... as funny as it is alarming. It is written with as much warmth as it is with truth. It's funny and theatrical and alert and alive. It's terrific.” - ?Simon Stephens, playwright and Chair of the Judges for the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
“Deals in harsh realism but hovers, brilliantly suspended, between dark comedy, thriller and an expressive human sympathy worthy of Tennessee Williams.” - The Times
A startling and darkly comic drama about childhood, family and fantasy.
Siblings Tiana, Tionne and Tanika have found themselves home alone. Tiana's keeping it all together by taking charge of housework and homework.
But Tionne's experiments are getting stranger and Tanika's starting to act up. As the outside world begins to press in, the three will do anything to keep their secret safe from the adults who come to call.
Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Playwrighting Competition in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award for her play The Real House (Three Birds).