★★★★★ ‘Unmissable!’ Everything Theatre
★★★★★ ‘a striking production that is fresh and visceral’ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ ‘a smouldering, pulsating, wonder of a show’ London Economic
★★★★ ‘An extraordinary performance from Rona Morison’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘a quirky show with standout performances: a winning combination’ BroadwayWorld
★★★★ ‘Morison is astonishing, with an assurance and technique that is truly astounding.’ WhatsOnStage
The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager who begins a secret affair with her mother’s boyfriend.
Minnie’s sexual awakening begins as the hippie movement fades and punk rock is on the rise. Yearning to be loved and treated like a grown-up, her rebellious teenage nature clashes with the newfound demands and responsibilities of adulthood.
1976, San Francisco. Fifteen year old Minnie Goetze begins a secret affair with Monroe, a man more than twice her age…and her mother’s boyfriend. Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder – but it’s only a matter of time before this precocious teen is in way over her head…
Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, which was later turned into a major award-winning motion picture film starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig, Marielle Heller’s explosive play is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.
‘A lacerating indictment of predatory male self-indulgence’ The New York Times
‘Stunning’ Time Out New York
‘A moving no-bullshit exploration of the lives of young people and the older people who shape them, I’m almost willing to buy you the tickets myself’CBR
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Image by Dewynters.
Set and Costume Designer
Ian Taylor for eStage Production
David Wilder Productions
Emily Lunnon Productions