Benny and Bingo, two peas in a pod, best friends since primary. They would do anything for one another, die for one another. Can they fly together – can they both jump at the same time and not think bad of the other? All friendships shuffle and change, it's time these boys realised that life is not just a game.
A piece about pain and pleasure.
In 2015 Phoebe's debut play WINK at Theatre 503 received rave reviews and four Off West End Nominations including ‘Most Promising New Playwright'. Her latest play, FURY, was runner up for the Verity Bargate Award 2015, and subsequently won the Soho Young Writer's Award. For 2016-17 Phoebe will be the resident playwright at Soho Theatre through the Channel 4 Playwright scheme.
Fifth Word's commissioning programme
In 2015 we commissioned Phoebe Éclair Powell and James Fritz who are both among the most exciting upcoming voices in playwriting on a national level. Lava and Are we dead Yet Benny? have been commissioned and developed by Fifth Word, with support from Derby Theatre and with Nic Wass as the lead dramaturg.
After many drafts and a workshop both plays were showcased in the form of a rehearsed reading at Derby Theatre Arrivals Festival 2017.