DOI: 10.5040/9781784604592.00000002
Roles: Male (1) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Alan Harris's Sugar Baby is one-man comedy-drama about a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff. It was first produced by Dirty Protest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, and first performed there on 4 August in Paines Plough’s pop-up theatre venue, Roundabout @ Summerhall.

The play's action takes place over the course of a few hours in Fairwater, a deprived suburb in west Cardiff. Weed-dealer Marc is on his way to the local mob boss Oggy to try to plead with him to transfer his dad's £6,000 debt to him, so that his dad avoids yet another beating from the angry bully-boys. While he's there, he bumps into his sassy high-school sweetheart Lisa, who is also in debt, and in lieu of payment, Oggy wants Lisa to become his woman. Lisa and Marc bond over the mess they are each in, but, while they are hanging out in front of a statue of a famous seal in Victoria Park, Oggy turns up. Marc manages to knock him down, and he and Lisa embark on a hallucinatory caper in a desperate attempt to escape violent retribution.

The Dirty Protest production was directed by Catherine Paskell and performed by Alex Griffin-Griffiths.

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Nick Hern Books

Alan Harris

ISBN: 9781848426740

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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