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Heads Up

Written by

Kieran Hurley

~playauthor~Written by~ Kieran Hurley

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters...

Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong

Written by

Rahila Gupta

~playauthor~Written by~ Rahila Gupta

Oberon Books, 2012

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Scenes: 10

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...Don't Wake Me: The Ballad Of Nihal Armstrong is the unforgettable true story of a mother and her disabled son; a dramatic and poetic testimony of one woman's tireless battles in the struggle for her son's rights. Translating...

Girls & Boys

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 13

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...An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family...

Rose Bernd

Adapted by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Gerhart Hauptmann , Dennis Kelly ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2005

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Silesia, 1903. Every man falls for Rose Bernd. But her actions lead her into danger. In a deeply traditional community how can she avoid disgrace? Rose Bernd is a compassionate but shocking account of a young...

Inside Out

Written by

Tanika Gupta

~playauthor~Written by~ Tanika Gupta

Oberon Books, 2002

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (4), Female (4), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Teenage sisters Affy and Di look out for each other. Dying to escape their violent life, they move from dreams to betrayal - with devastating results. Inside Out, a Clean Break commission, is the provocative...

The Story of M

Written by

SuAndi

~playauthor~Written by~ SuAndi

Oberon Books, 2017

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Scenes: 7

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...The Story of M is a solo performance that integrates visual projections and poetic language to portray autobiographical stories of racism, poverty and sacrifice. While sitting in a white screened hospital ward and as slides of family...

Written on Skin

Written by

Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life, and texts for opera, beginning...

Taking Care of Baby

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2007

Oberon Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (13), Female (6), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...None of this is the truth. It's just people saying things. It's all subjective. There's the truth, and there's what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it… Taking Care...

The Lovely Bones

Written by

Alice Sebold

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Bryony Lavery

Adapted by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Alice Sebold , Bryony Lavery ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Bryony Lavery

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 44, Roles: Total (17), Female (9), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...Susie Salmon is just like any other young American girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Now she can only observe...

Debris

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2004

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...An odyssey of pain, blood, love and loss. An unreal journey through two disturbed minds, and the unfolding events leading up to the self crucifixtion of their father in the front room. Enter the insane world of siblings Michael...