Simon Stephens last big play, Punk Rock, looked at how a bullied sixth-former can strike back at his class-mates with a loaded gun. His new piece, Morning, devised with and written for the Lyric, Hammersmith's Young Company, goes even further. Stephanie's mother is dying and her best friend Cat is going to university. Stephanie takes what she wants, has little regard for right or wrong, and kills the things she loves, even as she clings to them. Whether Stephanie is just a spoilt brat, or this is a cry for help, the end result seems shockingly inconsequential to her world view.
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