Papatango Theatre Company presents the winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize
By James Rushbrooke
Nominated for Off West End Awards for Best New Play, Best Male Performance and Best Female Performance.
2014 JMK Award winner Kate Hewitt directs an Olivier Award-winning cast.
“Oh, she’s dangerous. But not because of her genes. Because of you.”
In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out. But Jess doesn’t belong. She slipped through the net and there’s something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be ‘cured’.
Charlie is watching Jess. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep society safe.
As debate over genetic screening rages, Tomcat’s urgent vision questions the lengths to which we will go to keep humanity healthy.
When you can learn everything about a person on a computer screen, does that mean there’s nothing left to discover?
The winner of the seventh Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat was chosen from more than 600 entries.
Monday 2 November 2015
Join Tomcat writer James Rushbrooke, Professor Deborah Bowman (St George’s, University of London), Dr Carolyn Johnston (KCL), and Papatango’s George Turvey and Chris Foxon to discuss the play, the ethics of genetic screening, winning the Papatango New Writing Prize, and any other questions you want to ask. There will also be some tips for entering the 2016 Prize!