Samuel French (acting edition) Methuen (reading edition)
February 6, 2015
Effie, who has lived in mental institutions since the age of thirteen, has been admitted to hospital with severe burns. Treating her is Dr Ruth Kovacs, who finds in Effie’s extraordinary story of injustice and official callousness the key to her own suppressed anger and power. Taut and powerful, tender and often funny, Effie’s Burning is an emotional switchback of a play, with a searing anger at its heart.
This play was performed at the National Theatre, adapted for the Play at One for the BBC, has been performed worldwide and been published in both acting and reading editions (Samuel French and Methuen).