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Jekyll & Hyde  

From an original work by

Robert Louis Stevenson

~playauthor~Written by~ Evan Placey , Robert Louis Stevenson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 32, Roles: Total (31), Female (22), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Evan Placey's Jekyll & Hyde is a radical re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 gothic novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was commissioned by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and first performed...

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Written by

Neil Bartlett

and

Jessica Walker

~playauthor~Written by~ Neil Bartlett , Jessica Walker

Oberon Books, 2011

Oberon Modern Plays

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...... I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thinking; hang on a minute; “I seem to have the knack of pleasing ladies.” In trousers? With short hair? In public? Was that allowed? Indeed it was. A cool and contemporary...

Boudica  

Written by

Tristan Bernays

~playauthor~Written by~ Tristan Bernays

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (25), Female (6), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Tristan Bernays' play Boudica is a history play in verse that tells the story of Boudica, queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe in the first century AD. It was first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 8 September 2017...

In the Workhouse

~playauthor~Written by~ Margaret Wynne Nevinson

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (7), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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...In the Workhouse was one of the most controversial plays produced by Edy Craig’s Pioneer Players as part of a triple bill with Chris St John’s The First Actress and Cicely Hamilton’s Jack and Jill and a Friend (King’s Hall, 1911...

The Positive Hour

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (7), Female (5), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...April de Angelis’s earlier plays, Ironmistress, Crux and Hush marked the arrival of a bold new talent in the theatre. With The Positive Hour, she more than fulfilled that promise. Miranda is a social worker, with no shortage of problems...

Rutherford and Son

~playauthor~Written by~ Katherine Githa Sowerby

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Written in 1912 during the upsurge of the British feminist movement, this powerful play deals with the oppressive patriarchal system of the industrial North at that time. Rutherford is the hard, tyrannical master of both his glassworks...

At the Gates

Written by

Anna Alice Chapin

~playauthor~Written by~ Anna Alice Chapin

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...At the Gates dates from and is based on the events of the same year when the Women’s Freedom League picketed the House of Commons from July 5th to October 28th, 1909: “an example of patient endurance which should go far to silence...

richard iii redux

Written by

Kaite O'Reilly

~playauthor~Written by~ Kaite O'Reilly

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 24

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...Written by award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly and directed by Phillip Zarrilli, richard iii redux is an alternative and irreverent solo disability performance responding to Shakespeare’s historically and anatomically...

Out of Love  

Written by

Elinor Cook

~playauthor~Written by~ Elinor Cook

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Elinor Cook's Out of Love is a play about friendship, love and rivalry between two women over the course of thirty years. It was first produced by Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre and was first performed on 12 July 2017...

Two Man Show

Written by

RashDash

~playauthor~Written by~ RashDash

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 9

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...Two women play two women playing two men. RashDash return with a playful new show about gender and language. A story of power with a strong theme of love running through the narrative. John and Dan keep hearing people say...