Bathwater, the script of Vicky Foster’s BBC Radio 4 drama, has been published by Wrecking Ball Press. The book contains the full-length script, including material not aired in the radio version, and additional prose.
Bathwater is a gripping, ever-twisting, often moving, somewhat shocking and often agonising piece of work.
Vicky Foster said: “Bathwater is based on my real life experience of domestic abuse and the impact that violent crime has on families.”
Rather than a cathartic over-share, however, Foster goes way beyond writing what she knows in order to craft something that is simultaneously hard-hitting and poetic. She has written a work of literary beauty, despite the harsh and uncomfortable subject matter, combining prose, poetry and dialogue.
This is as bold a line in the sand as a writer can make to announce their arrival.
Poet Helen Mort, five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, says that Bathwater is, “A powerful, extraordinary piece of drama. It has left me changed. Courageous and compelling poetry from a very talented writer.”
Bathwater is available to purchase now and can be ordered from the Wrecking Ball Press website.
A limited number of copies of Bathwater signed by the author will be available. Please indicate if you would like a signed copy when you place your order.