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Plays by David Watson

Any Which Way

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

Stefan and Akin have known each other since childhood. But growing up, they grew apart. Now Akin lies dead. And Stefan walks through London's streets, trying to face up to what he's done.

Any Which Way opened at the Only Connect Theatre, London, in November 2008.

Flight Path

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

Jonathan's eighteen. Bright boy. Great future. People expect things – especially now that his dad's walked out, his mum's got her career and Danny needs looking after. Danny – his brother with Down's syndrome and a love of creative swearing. But Jonathan's best friend needs him too. It's hard work burgling houses all on your own.

A lot can happen in a year. Especially when it's the most important year of your life.

Flight Path premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2007 in a co-production with Out of Joint.

Pieces of Vincent

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

A hopeful young man, a teacher in love, a pregnant woman.
A fearful policeman, a boy on a mission, a pianist in the rain.
A wounded man, a grandmother… and Vincent.

Nine lives fractured by the events of one tragic day.

An epic in miniature epic about love, passion and violence in contemporary Britain, Pieces of Vincent by David Watson premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in September 2010.

Undercarriage

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

Jonathan's eighteen. Bright boy. Great future. People expect things... Especially now that his dad's walked out, his mum's got her career and Danny needs looking after. Danny - his brother with Down's syndrome and a love of creative swearing. But Jonathan's best friend needs him too. It's hard work burgling houses all on your own...

A lot can happen in a year. Especially when it's the most important year of your life.

Flight Path, a funny, touching and unflinching portrait of brotherly love, published together with the short play Undercarriage, opened at The Bush Theatre in September 2007 in a co-production with Out of Joint.

David Watson's first play Just a Bloke was staged as part of the Royal Court's Young Writers Festival when he was 17. Other plays include Flight Path (Bush Theatre/Out of Joint), Any Which Way, performed by ex-offenders for Only Connect Theatre Company and Pieces of Vincent (Arcola). He has written short plays for the Birmingham Rep and the Tricycle Theatre. His TV work includes L8R (Hi8us/BBC), for which he won a Children's BAFTA.