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Start Swimming  

Written by

James Fritz

~playauthor~Written by~ James Fritz

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...James Fritz's Start Swimming is a play that asks what power young people have to affect change and resist authority. It was developed by the Young Vic Taking Part department, and was first performed in The Clare, Young Vic, London, on 26...

I Caught Crabs in Walberswick  

Written by

Joel Horwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Joel Horwood

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (6), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Joel Horwood's play I Caught Crabs in Walberswick is a drama about teenage hopes, dreams and frustrations in rural East Anglia. It was first performed as part of the HighTide Festival 2008 at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk on 2 May 2008...

The Night Heron

Written by

Jez Butterworth

~playauthor~Written by~ Jez Butterworth

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (9), Female (1), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...A darkly comic play about a group of outcasts gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens, The Night Heron was Jez Butterworth's first play to be staged after his debut, Mojo (Royal Court, 1995). Premiered at the Royal Court on 11 April 2002...

I and You

Written by

Lauren Gunderson

~playauthor~Written by~ Lauren Gunderson

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy...

Mess

Written by

Caroline Horton

~playauthor~Written by~ Caroline Horton

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. The play is about anorexia but we are exhorted not to let put us off – they are used to the big issues, and today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room...

Parliament Square  

Written by

James Fritz

~playauthor~Written by~ James Fritz

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...James Fritz's Parliament Square is a play that explores how far an individual should take a gesture of political protest in order to effect change. It won the Judges’ Award in the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015. It was first performed...

Victim  

Written by

Martin Murphy

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Murphy

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Performed as a one-woman show, Victim follows the power struggle between prison guard Tracey and criminal Siobhan as they come face-to-face with a notorious inmate. As they both muse on their lives outside the prison walls, we come to learn...

The Lives of Women: Alice Trilogy, The Mommo Plays

Nicholas Grene

Nicholas Grene is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has published widely on Shakespeare and on Irish literature. His books include The Politics of Irish Drama (1999), Shakespeare’s Serial History Plays (2002), Yeats’s Poetic Codes (2008) and Home on the Stage (2014). With Chris Morash he is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Tom Murphy : Playwright Adventurer

Methuen Drama, 2017

Books

...The action of a Murphy play is most often worked out within a restricted time period. The tension within the family in Whistle builds to its inevitably tragic conclusion over just two days. The grocer’s assistant, John Joe, must make his...

The Mill: Part IV: Ash

Written by

Damien Atkins

~playauthor~Written by~ Damien Atkins

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...In part four, Ash, the mill stands: battered and surrounded by ash. Inside, five young people cling to life. Can hope take root on such poisoned ground...

A History of Breathing

Written by

Daniel Macdonald

~playauthor~Written by~ Daniel Macdonald

Playwrights Canada Press, 2013

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Two boats float aimlessly on an ocean that conceals the remains of civilization and history. One boat carries a father and daughter, the last survivors of an unspeakable catastrophe; the other carries the only hope for a new beginning...