Motortown

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408167373.00000014
Acts: 8. Roles: Male (5) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Written during the London bombings of 2005, Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the anti-war movement – and to the Iraq war itself.

Danny returns from Basra to an England that is foreign to him, the play’s episodic structure leading him through a bleak and bitter portrait of the country he fought to save. His brother tells him that his ex-girlfriend doesn’t want to see him after being frightened by the letters he wrote home. Danny visits her only to find she is now with someone else, sending him on a journey through his once hometown, a place of questionable morals and men selling guns, anti-war protesters and middle class swingers.

Chaotic and complex, powerful and provocative, Motortown portrays a volatile and morally insecure world. The play premiered in 2006 at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

From Stephens Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Simon Stephens

ISBN: 9781408113912

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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