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Plays by Tim Price

For Once

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

In a small, country town three boys die from a gang of four. Sid, who's left behind, is struggling to cope with his loneliness, trying effortfully to stay normal and hoping to manage the feelings of his worried parents April and Gordon.

Life, love and loss in a picture postcard town is laid bare in this heartbreaking but darkly comic play. Through a series of interweaving accounts For Once cuts to the heart of a family, and a community, turned upside down by unimaginable tragedy. For Once was Tim Price’s debut play. It premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London on 8 July 2011.

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

It’s 2011: Bradley Manning is the 24-year-old US soldier accused of releasing 250,000 secret embassy cables and military logs from the Iraq and Afghan wars. After nearly two years in prison without charge, Manning now faces a court martial, accused of crimes that could mean life in prison. But just a few years ago, Manning was a teenager in west Wales. How did this happen? And who is responsible for this radicalisation?

Tim Price’s extraordinary play tackles one of the most controversial political stories of our age, placing it in the context of other great Welsh radicals, from the Chartists to Aneurin Bevan.

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning was performed by National Theatre Wales across Wales in April 2012. In 2013, the play won the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

Salt, Root and Roe

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Twins Iola and Anest remain devoted to each other. Ageing fast, and with the time they have left together growing more fragile by the day, they arrive at a desperate decision. Word of this reaches Anest’s daughter, Menna, who rushes back to her long-abandoned childhood home where her own ideas of love and compromise will be tested to the limit. Salt, Root and Roe is a wry, heart-breaking drama of love, grief and acceptance set against the mythical backdrop of North Pembrokeshire. The play premiered in a production by the Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios, London on 10 November 2011.

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Tim Price is a former journalist from the South Wales Valleys. His theatre credits include: For Once (Pentabus, Hampstead Theatreand national tour) Salt Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse, Trafalgar Studios), Demos (Traverse Theatre) Will and George shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2011, Café Cariad (National Youth Theatre of Wales), and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning which was first performed on 12 April 2012 at Tasker Milward VC School, Haverfordwest, as part of National Theatre Wales. In 2013, he won the inaugural James Tait Black award for drama for his play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning.