Monday, 22 October 2012

On Your Bike

A play I just read, Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, is about a sexually frustrated pregnant woman who buys a bicycle and then gets involved in an affair with the bike's previous owner. It has a really clever, witty and rude cover by artist Jurgen Ziewe.



9 comments:

Brian Busby said...

When I first read your title, my mind went immediately to "the bicycle Heathcliff used on his trips through the moors."

You'll understand and forgive me, I hope.

JRSM said...

Ha, yes, of course--if you'll forgive me for introducing that image into your head in the first place!

jb said...

Awesome cover.

Story sounds interesting, too. I don't usually read plays, but every now & then one sounds too good to miss...

JRSM said...

Every now and then I go on a bit of play binge--the ones I want to see never seem to be performed in this part of the world, so I almost always read them rather than see them.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

super brilliant fucking awesome rad shit.

JRSM said...

Such restraint!

Jonathan Walker said...

Maybe this is so obvious that you didn't think it worth mentioning; or maybe it's a specifically English idiom, but 'the village bike' means a promiscuous woman (i.e. everyone's had a ride).

Chasch said...
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Chasch said...

@Jonathan Walker Well I'm happy you mentioned that, because I didn't know. It's basically the opposite of the village dyke! Oh ho ho I'm so inappropriately clever this morning...