Francis Turnly

Plays by Francis Turnly

The Great Wave  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

On a Japanese beach, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko are caught up in a storm. Reiko survives while Hanako is lost to the sea. Their mother, however, can't shake the feeling her missing daughter is still alive, and soon family tragedy takes on a global political dimension. 

Francis Turnly is a playwright, radio dramatist and screenwriter. His stage plays have been produced at numerous theatres including the Birmingham Rep (A Samurai in Soho), Courtyard Theatre, Jackson's Lane and Watford Palace and his work included on schemes such as the National Theatre's Directors Week, Moonstone, and "the 50" (collaboration between BBC Drama and Royal Court). He has written several afternoon plays including the original detective drama, Hinterland for BBC Radio 4. In 2014 Francis was awarded the Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, joining the Tricycle Theatre.