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Lunch

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

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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...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...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

NHB Modern Plays

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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

Playtext

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...
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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...

Ashes to Ashes

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Ashes to Ashes was first presented by the Royal Court at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, in September 1996...

The Basement Flat

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Rona Munro's The Basement Flat is a short play for two performers, an unsettling depiction of daily life in a disturbing world not too far in the future. It was commissioned by and first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 13...

Sucking Dublin

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 1997

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Enda Walsh's Sucking Dublin is an uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin. It was first performed by the Outreach Department of the Abbey Theatre at Basin Lane...

The Dumb Waiter

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Two men are confined in a room with a kitchen lift which brings them unexpected messages. In this early one-act play, Harold Pinter reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry...

Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Caryl Churchill's Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen is a short radio play set in a futuristic London. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 31 March 1971. People live in one-room cellblocks in the London of 2010...