Publication Details

Badham, V. "Camarilla." PAJ: a journal of performance and art 27 .3 (2005): 101-130.


Camarilla is a play by V. Badham. Her first UK production, Kitchen, was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002, and was followed there by Bedtime for Bastards and Camarilla (both 2003) and Waitin' 4 Da G and Nikolina (both 2004). Badham's work has been staged in London at the King's Head and Theatre503, and at The Belt and the East Village Festival in New York and by Living Theatre in Reykjavik.

Today. London. A terrorist bomb. A leftist academic finds herself and her daughter injured in the wreckage of an incomprehensible blast and its unimaginable consequences. As Maggy and Rebekah recover from the explosion, another bomb is detonated within their own family. A ticking clock of unresolved separations and family secrets thunders towards unwanted confrontations. As Maggy's world crumbles around her, the question echoes in her mind - are the terrorists without, or within?



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