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Beneath You Spider Girls Are Everywhere!

Beneath You Spider Girls Are Everywhere!

McKean, Kathy (2007) Beneath You Spider Girls Are Everywhere! [Play, Short Story or Poetry]

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Abstract

“There’s a searchlight in the sky in my eyes but I’m climbing I’m climbing and I can see you you’re with me and the world is tumbling down. We’re tearing the world away. I see it. It’s not like she said. It’s not worse, you know, it’s better than worse. It’s beautiful and so are we.”

A spate of unsolved burglaries plagues the inhabitants of luxury city apartments. A detective seeks retribution for the victims and for himself. To catch them he’ll have to stop looking and start seeing. The perpetrators aren’t hardened career criminals. They’re just girls.

Scaling the walls into other worlds is one way of escape. The life the proceeds can buy is another. Neither means anything inside and as Rebecca’s isolation increases, she debates where her loyalties lie. As the group’s ambition grows the dangers heighten and they must decide if it’s freedom or greed that unites them. With capture inevitable, it is down to one member to choose whether they fall or fly.

Inspired by the real life case of the gang nicknamed the ‘spidergirls’.

Just because they’re hiding, it doesn’t mean they can’t be seen. Look up. The spidergirls are everywhere.

Item Type: Play, Short Story or Poetry
Uncontrolled Keywords: play
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4969

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