I like the internet. I like that way of talking to people. It’s honest. It’s a place where people are free to say anything they like. And most of what they say is about sex.
Dani is 17. She’s looking to meet someone honest and direct. What she finds is a man twice her age who thinks she’s an 11-year-old boy.
– I’m sorry I’m not the freak show you expected.
– We’re on the same side of the bars I think.
A devastatingly and disturbingly funny exploration of an unlikely friendship, our desire to connect, and the limits of empathy. Her work includes A Very Expensive Poison, The Effect and ENRON on stage and the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Succession on screen.
Contains adult themes, sexual content and strong language.
Lucy Prebble's dark encounters still connect
Strong revival of Lucy Prebble’s intriguing debut play about a middle-aged man and a young girl who meet in a chatroom
Excellent revival of Lucy Prebble's disturbing debut play about illegal desire
For all its youthful flaws, it's a play that flickers with exhilarating energy, well worth this revival
Newcomer Jessica Rhodes is magnetic in Lucy Prebble's prescient play
A sharp-edged, provocative piece, laced with jagged humour
A striking and difficult exploration of loneliness, self-doubt and the darkness of humanity
The Sugar Syndrome reveals bitter aftertaste of cybersex
A great turn from newcomer Jessica Rhodes adds some spark to the first ever revival for Lucy Prebble’s of-its-time debut
Prebble’s warning remains as relevant as ever
A strong and polished production of Lucy Prebble’s debut play which hits differently in 2020
A sugary surface with an achingly bitter aftertaste