Scuti Productions
Holden Street Theatres


Written By: Philip Ridley
Directed By: Rachael Williams

I could squeeze a bullet between those lips. Point first. Press it between those rosebud lips. Prise it between your pearly whites. Gently. I wouldn't break a single tooth.

Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept two-handed play which explores the landscape that is a relationship between a man and a woman. Explosive, poetic, brutal and ultimately redemptive, the play weaves a compelling theatrical tapestry to re-examine and re-define the language of love.

“A frighteningly clear-eyed, viciously funny and deeply sensual examination of the way love shipwrecks us on a desert island from which there can be no rescue…it digs the loam of memory and explores how lovers create their own stories and mythologies, Ridley's play is completely and dizzyingly of itself. The writing seethes and burns. It goes not just into the bedroom, but into the mind, the secret places that we hide from everyone except lovers. Seldom has sexual love been explored on stage with such ferocious honesty, brutality and melting tenderness. Language is both a consolation and a weapon used to penetrate and castrate in 80 unflinching minutes so intimate you want to avert your eyes.” – The Guardian

Starring Mark Healy and Carol Lawton

Approx. Running Time: 80 minutes
Suitable for ages: 15+

Performance Dates:
Wed 19th Jun at 8pm
Thu 20th Jun at 8pm
Fri 21st Jun at 8pm
Sat 22nd Jun at 8pm
Wed 26th Jun at 8pm
Thu 27th Jun at 8pm
Fri 28th Jun at 8pm
Sat 29th Jun at 8pm

Bar Opens 7:00pm
Auditorium Doors Open 7:50pm
Show Starts 8:00pm
Finish Approximately 9:20pm
Bar Closes 1hr after finish

Holden Street Theatres, The Studio


Adults $28
Concessions $25
Groups 6+ $25
Preview $23