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They met at an airport and fell for each other. But in time, they would meet their fate as it all falls apart. 

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

Bonus content includes an Audible exclusive discussion with playwright, Dennis Kelly.

Girls & Boys is intended for a mature audience and contains scenes that some people may find disturbing.

Girls & Boys was originally produced by Royal Court Theatre, February-March 2018.

©2018 Dennis Kelly (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Critiques

“This is a one-person show. And what a person. Mulligan is extraordinary in Dennis Kelly’s gripping new play.” (The Observer

“A devastating tour-de-force from Carey Mulligan.” (The Telegraph)  

“Lyndsey Turner’s production is a knock-out. A Hollywood megastar holding her own in an experimental but somehow also massively crowd-pleasing solo show - this is pretty rare.” (Time Out London

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  • Erin Reeve
  • 05/07/2018

I have never heard a story performed so well.

To me, this is Carey's best work. Its like this is her story and she is reliving it. All of that to say too that the monologue is incredibly smart and emotional. Very thought provoking about our society and family.

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  • Amy A. Bartol
  • 05/07/2018

It should be called 'Stunning & Real'

I listened to Girls & Boys as an audiobook read by Carey Mulligan. (It's more accurate to say she "acted it out"--it was, performed by Carey Mulligan because I could visualize every word she said.) I first listened to the sample, which was, quite possibly, the funniest snippet of an audiobook I've ever heard--and spot on as far as human nature goes...so I bought it, not really reading what this play was about. To be honest, it was Carey Mulligan that attracted me to the monologue. I saw her featured as the narrator--a recommendation from an Audible editor named Sam. The whole thing is only about 90 minutes--the length of a movie and I had time for that so I downloaded it.

It is not a funny story.

It's a story of survival.

It's a tale of violence and heartbreak.

And it feels real--disturbingly, horrifyingly real.

At one point, the narrator says that what she's about to tell you is not happening to you, and you think, "Oh, that's not--that's not good." Her warning, I found, was necessary. It gave me just enough distance to be able to hang on until that part was over. Just enough. Barely.

I'm not sure that I agree with all the conclusions that the author came to in this play. Some of it rings true, while other things are debatable. What I found absolutely brave was that Dennis Kelly had the nerve to ask those questions. The balls.

Carey Mulligan should win awards for this. Dennis Kelly should win awards for this. I know it's something that will stick with me forever.

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  • M Claudia Senatore
  • 22/07/2018

Carey Mulligan is amazing!!!!

Strong story, important theme to be discussed. Carey Mulligan makes you close your eyes and almost see everything she is describing. She is really amazing! Wish I could have seen this play at theaters. Try to reserve time to hear it without pausing.

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  • GHBeckwith
  • 16/07/2018

Wow. Just . . . wow.

Carey Mulligan is incredible. Her talent shines blindingly throughout this performance. I can scarcely imagine what it must be like to watch her perform this play on stage.

Yes, the subject matter is sometimes dark, but that’s not the overall point of the play, and not the focus of this performance. Despite some of the stark and bleak details, this is an audiobook I will listen to again and again...if nothing else, for the pure pleasure of hearing Carey Mulligan demonstrate her wide-ranging talents. (Sally Sparrow - you are BRILLIANT, and I wish the rain would never stop.)

I didn’t expect a less-than-two-hours audiobook to be so thought-provoking and stay with me so long. The playwright has a genius for natural conversational rhythms and the way we talk to ourselves inside our heads.

Highly recommend. I’d rate it higher than five stars if I could.

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  • Stefan B. Reed
  • 28/06/2018

Wonderful, but it gets dark really fast.

I bought this because the sample made me laugh my ass off. I've actually gotten just as pissed off about people letting gaps open up in a line. So I thought this play was going to be a comedy. It is not a comedy. The sample is the funniest part of the play. This is a tragedy, with a fantastically hilarious opening act.

That being said, it is a great listen and the narration really brings it all together. Carey Mulligan is fantastic. If I lived in New York or London I would definitely go see this in person.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/08/2018

Absolutely riveting, hidden depths.

This was not what I was expecting in the slightest.... but in the best way. Seamless story arc-inventive-REAL. Absolutely a must listen-to.

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  • 01/08/2018

My first Audible...and just fantastic!

This is my first Audible ever, and I found this story pulling me in right away. Carey Mulligan gives an amazing performance and does a truly fantastic job with this monologue. You can truly sense and feel all of the emotions in her voice throughout the story. I will warn that the story is quite dark, so if you're not a fan of stories that tend to get dark, you may want to pass on this one...but I could not stop listening to it once I started. While this does have a dark story line, I do think it is coming from a place of reality. These kinds of things do tragically happen in real life and this story does a compelling job of allowing you as the listener to experience everything from one persons perspective through the entirety. I highly recommend!

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  • Diana
  • 30/06/2018

Phenomenal Acting but......

tragic. It starts out wonderfully funny, charming and clever. The actress’s accent is immensely engaging & her acting is very believable yet the story is dark. If you purchase it I highly recommend listening to the author’s interview at the end AFTERWARDS (spoiler alert).

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  • Anne Marie
  • 11/09/2018

Be aware of the content before listening

The performance of the narrator was top notch. And I like the idea of free content from Audible. However, this title had no description attached to it and the sample gave no indication of the plot of this short story. As the mother of two children who died way too soon, I would have NEVER, chosen this book. This isn’t a topic that anyone, regardless of their background should have sprung on them. It isn’t a fun surprise. And audible should be ashamed for thinking this could be appreciated without a proper warning.

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  • Myla Smith
  • 22/09/2018

Amazing narration, but horrific ending

Carey Mulligan does an absolutely incredible job bringing this story to life. Maybe the best narration I’ve ever heard on Audible. Unfortunately, the violent twist ending ruined this story for me. If you have young children, please read the reviews before listening.

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