Theatre and Comedy

Gruesome Playground Injuries


The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill


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Gruesome Playground Injuries

A bizarre + truly off-the-wall love story skipping through time

The Gate Theatre + National Theatre Studio present this European premiere from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. Meeting at age eight in the nurse’s office (she was ill, he rode his bike off the roof), Kayleen and Doug spend the next 30 years in quite the abnormal bloody (quite literally) love story. It’s passionate, it’s outrageous, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s a dark, twisted story of modern America highlighted by these nutty masochists. ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries plays on the same perversely romantic appeal of self-destruction through unhappy love that has throbbed through Top 40 ballads for half a century.’ - The New York Times. Best available seating. Recommended for ages 15+.

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