Selected for Primal Theatre's CAGE (London, UK, 2019)

(Monologue) Thumper the pet rabbit describes their habit for the audience.
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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    How we treat our animals should disturb us but it doesn't seem to. Empathy comes from understanding and O'Grady brilliantly succeeds at that once again.
  • Emily Hageman:
    25 Jun. 2019
    A striking, surprisingly dark piece. It's funny until it isn't any more--and then, it's downright frightening. O'Grady does a marvelous thing in helping us to feel empathy for a living creature that isn't human, but is still alive--and trapped. And then, you start thinking about the cages we lock ourselves in--addiction, bad relationships, etc--and you think about how you can tell yourself "it's not so bad, it's okay, I get by, it's fine." This is a deeply layered, wonderfully written piece from a deeply layered and wonderful playwright. Read O'Grady NOW.
  • Stephen Graff:
    4 May. 2019
    Just when you think you’re reading—or if in the seats of a theater, watching—a monologue about the ruminations of a pet rabbit, you are treated to a meditation on what it feels like to be in a cage, of any type or sort. The word “run” in the context of this play, is anything but playful or whimsical.

Character Information

  • Thumper
    A seven-year-old domestic rabbit.

Production History

  • Professional
    Primal Theatre (London, UK)