A punchy and provocative new play by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Georgie is thirty with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is fifteen with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all-vulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there?
Freak premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
Anna Jordan's play Yen won the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Her other plays include Chicken Shop (Park Theatre, 2014), Freak (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2014), Closer To God (Best Play and Audience Award at the Offcut Festival, 2009) and Just For Fun - Totally Random (Best New Writing at the Lost One Act Festival, 2009). As a director her work has included Crystal Springs (Eureka, San Francisco, 2014) and Tomorrow I'll Be Happy by Jonathan Harvey at the National Theatre Shed as part of the 2013 Connections Festival. She is Artistic Director of Without a Paddle Theatre, and teaches acting and playwriting.
'stunningly well written... funny, raw, honest, deadpan... Jordan is a wonderful voice' - Exeunt Magazine
'Jordan's strong script bubbles with a fierce intelligence... darkly funny' - Time Out
'Jordan's writing is vivid and punchy... a taut, raw but also warm two-hander' - The Stage
'[has] a tenderness to match [its] dry wit... a frank new play by a fresh young voice' - A Younger Theatre
Anna Jordan's play Yen won the Bruntwood Prize in 2013. Freak is her first produced full play and premieres at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014 following a short run at London's Theatre503. She has recently finished a short play The Freedom Light while working with the TIE group Company of Angels on The Commissioners, a theatre project for young people. Her play Chicken Shop premieres at London's Soho Theatre in the Autumn and is also published by Nick Hern Books.