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Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...

The Bow of Ulysses

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

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

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...The man and woman from Lunch return in this sequel. They are still together after twenty years of marriage, conversing and watching the sea. But are they happy? Berkoff’s one-act play examines the nature of love...

Lunch

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

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

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...A man and a woman meet on a bench by the sea, and the man tries to sell what he can – space, in a magazine. Lunch premiered at the King's Head, London, in December 1983...
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...In Vichy, France, in 1942, nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned – are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferior?" An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...
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...Four one-act plays by award-winning playwright Jane Anderson: A Seminar For Responsible Living The Last Time I Saw Her Earthquake Preparedness Lynette Has PMS With unforgettable characters and scathing humor, the stories explore...

Ballyturk

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2014

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

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...Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is a play of lyrical intensity and physical comedy, in which the lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes. It was first performed at the Black Box Theatre, Galway, as part of the Galway International...

Blue  

Written by

Joe Ward Munrow

~playauthor~Written by~ Joe Ward Munrow

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Multiplay Drama

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Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Joe Ward Munro's play Blue is a disquieting and darkly funny drama which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. It was first performed by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama...

Ciara

Written by

David Harrower

~playauthor~Written by~ David Harrower

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

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

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...Ciara's father Mick kept her as his hidden treasure, making sure his only daughter was shielded from what he did and the men and women with whom he associated. Now Mick is dead and his legacy, so bound up in the landscape...

Little Dolls

Written by

Nancy Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ Nancy Harris

Nick Hern Books, 2012

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

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...Nancy Harris's Little Dolls is short play about a woman seeking help from a therapist to overcome a traumatic episode in her past. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, on 23 October 2008 as part of The Broken Space season...

My Friend Duplicity

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2014

Playtext

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

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...Enda Walsh's My Friend Duplicity is a one-act duologue with themes that foreshadow his later play Ballyturk. It was first performed as part of the ‘Impossible Things Before Breakfast’ staged readings at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh...