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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

Playtext

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...

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...

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...

Girls & Boys

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

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...

Some People Talk About Violence

Written by

Lulu Raczka

~playauthor~Written by~ Lulu Raczka

Oberon Books, 2015

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (1)

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...There is no use in rage. There is no use in screaming. There is no use in crying out and screaming ‘this is unfair’, just wait, cause no one cares. In a world of globalization and greed, of zero-hour contracts...

After the End

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2005

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli...

The Big Fellah

Written by

Richard Bean

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Bean

Oberon Books, 2010

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Shortlisted for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Theatre Play 2011 Young New Yorker Michael Doyle decides to live up to his Irish heritage by joining the IRA. He’s recruited by Costello, the charismatic “Big...