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by Nina Raine

In a trendy wine bar - Bella, 29, is celebrating her birthday with her best friend, Emily, two of her exes, and another, rather loud friend, Sandy. Intercut with their bantering conversation about jobs, sex and men versus women are edgy scenes between Bella and her father, with whom she has a classically difficult relationship, not helped by his having an inoperable brain tumour - which has, however, not stopped him conducting extra-marital affairs...Premiered at the Old Red Lion in north London, the launch pad for many subsequently successful writers, "Small Girls Big Wigs" is chock full of potential.

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