Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

by Vinay Patel


As recommended by Michael: "A timely play for our brave new world of microaggressions, trigger warnings and safe spaces. After using a derogatory term in an off-hand jokey remark to a client, an employee finds themselves suddenly fighting for their job and no longer knowing who their real friends are. A very funny and astute satire of our current febrile atmosphere around causing offence and the policing of language."


Sometimes we can't find the right words. Sometimes the wrong word just slips out. Sometimes the right words become the wrong words. Sometimes that ruins everything.


When a misfiring joke turns their life upside down, B sets off on a surreal journey looking for answers. In an age when technology multiplies every mistake, can we find a way to understand each other?


A razor sharp satire about the search for a sure footing in an uncertain world from BAFTA nominated Vinay Patel. This edition was published to coincide with the premiere at Paines Plough and produced by Theatr Clwyd.