Plays by Brad Birch

Black Mountain  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes.

They're trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. They set themselves rules: they have to be honest, they have to listen and they have to be fair.

But you can't run forever. Especially when you're being followed.

Black Mountain
is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by winner of the Harold Pinter Commission Brad Birch.

A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production, Black Mountain was first performed at Theatre Clwyd, Mold, in July 2017. 

Tremor  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

This is the person I am now. It's the person I want to be, should have been for a long time. We got dark, Sophie. Things got dark, and I...I'm better now. I'm in a better place...

Once our lives are touched by tragedy, can we ever truly move on? Sophie and Tom's relationship fell apart in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Four years on, as they come face to face once again, the aftershocks of that fateful day can still be felt.

Tremor is a play about now. It's about how we choose to see things and live our lives in a world riven with tension, anxiety and division. This thrilling new play by Brad Birch, recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission, offers a taut, intense and thrilling two-hander. 

Where The Shot Rabbits Lay  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

A father and son are trying to negotiate their own feelings with the performative roles they feel they have to meet. The father is dogged by a belief that he can never live up to his idea of being a good father whilst the boy sits awkwardly between fascination and anger with his estranged dad.  

Brad Birch's theatre work includes Black Mountain for Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and the Orange Tree; This Must be the Place for Poleroid at the VAULT Festival; The Brink at the Orange Tree; The Endless Ocean at the RWCMD; Tender Bolus at the Royal Exchange and Schauspielhaus, Hamburg; Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated for Undeb at the Edinburgh Festival; Soap Opera, Where the Shot Rabbits Lay and Permafrost at the Royal Court; Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall at Soho Theatre; Light Arrested Between the Curtain and the Glass at Sherman Cymru. He won the Pick of the Year Award at the VAULT festival in 2017, the Harold Pinter Commission in 2016 and the Fringe First Award in 2013. He is currently under commission at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court. Black Mountain is on tour in 2017/18.