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The Pride of Parnell Street

Written by

Sebastian Barry

~playauthor~Written by~ Sebastian Barry

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...In two poignant, interweaving monologues Janet and Joe tell the story of their lives of petty crime in Dublin, the act of violence that shattered their marriage and their long years of suffering before Joe’s final redemptive act. The Pride...

The Remains of Maisie Duggan

Written by

Carmel Winters

~playauthor~Written by~ Carmel Winters

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Now I’m dead there'll be changes. I won’t keep rolling over. I won’t wag my tail at every insult and injury! Kathleen Duggan has rushed home to Ireland upon hearing the news that her mother, Maisie, has...

Snake in the Grass

Written by

Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...‘A terrific piece – brilliant, bizarre and yet totally believable… In fact, it’s more than classic; it’s close to the top of its class.’ Yorkshire Post Snake in the Grass was first...

If I Were You

Written by

Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...‘A blissfully funny comedy that’s also filled with sadness, a devilishly simple theatrical idea that spins out all kinds of complex truths about human nature.’ Daily Telegraph If I...

Frangipani

Written by

Chhon Sina

~playauthor~Written by~ Chhon Sina

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (17), Female (10), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The powerless are given voice in this play by Chhon Sina (Cambodia), reminding us that poverty can easily lead to abuse and exploitation...

Listen To Your Parents

Written by

Benjamin Zephaniah

~playauthor~Written by~ Benjamin Zephaniah

Aurora Metro Books, 2003

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Gives us a teenager's view of domestic violence through poetry and football. Winner of the Commission of Racial Equality Race in the Media Award...

The Danny Crowe Show

Written by

David Farr

~playauthor~Written by~ David Farr

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...An overly zealous TV researcher disappears in the North West – a high-yield terrain for freaks. A shy Cheshire teenager knifes his violent father to death in a small railwayman's cottage. Could there be a connection...

The Last Wife

Written by

Kate Hennig

~playauthor~Written by~ Kate Hennig

Playwrights Canada Press, 2015

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Kate Parr is smart, confident, and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and the lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband...

Tremor  

Written by

Brad Birch

~playauthor~Written by~ Brad Birch

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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

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...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...

Let There Be Love

Written by

Kwame Kwei-Armah

~playauthor~Written by~ Kwame Kwei-Armah

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Alfred is an elderly man, originally from the West Indies, described in stage directions as ‘quintessentially grumpy … a cross almost between Alf Garnett and Victor Meldrew’. He is attended to intermittently by his thirty-year-old daughter...