Borderland by Carol Vine

The near future. Lucy raids the empty flats in a sprawling sink estate for leftovers. Darren finds himself abandoned by the country he fought for. Tray will do anything to survive. As the place disintegrates into violence and neglect, they are all drawn deeper into a world that threatens to destroy them before they can leave.

It will look like spring. There’ll be clusters of flowers on green verges. Yellow and green.

Borderland was produced as part of Write Now 3, and directed by Kate Bannister.


Playwright Carol Vine originally trained at Rose Bruford College, and later gained an MA in Screenwriting at the University of the Arts, London.

Carol’s play, Rigor Mortis, was one of the three runners up for the 2011 Papatango New Writing Festival, performed at the Finborough Theatre. Borderland, was selected as one of the three finalists for the Write Now 3 Festival, performed at the Jack Studio. Borderland was also shortlisted to the final six for the King’s Cross Award 2013. She was also nominated for the Adopt A Playwright Award by the Jack Studio.

Carol has been short-listed and long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award, BBC Talent, Channel 4’s Coming Up and the Red Planet Prize. She was commissioned last year to write a play for the Blue Elephant Theatre Company. You Can’t Eat Chicken All The Time toured schools in South East London, raising awareness of mental health issues for children. Her last play, The Spring Tide, was produced by Oliver Taheri Productions at the Old Red Lion Theatre. The Spring Tide was nominated for West End Wilma’s Best Fringe Production 2013 Award.

Carol is now part of the BBC Writersroom 10 with the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.

Extract of the play

Read an extract of Borderland by Carol Vine here. All rights are reserved and the text is copyrighted.

Please note all scenes are included for Festival purposes only. The permission of the author must be sought if any extract is to be used for any purposes. The extracts are not to be downloaded, copied or performed without permission from the author(s).


To contact Carol Vine please email her here.