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...Knocked-up and seriously broke, a successful publicist is plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, and forced to confront the family she left behind. Fabulation is a darkly comic rags-to-riches-to-rags tale...
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...It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither...
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...This painfully funny slice of Cuban-American life in the suburbs is a cross between a Hispanic soap opera and an ethnic comedy with political overtones. This deft play can turn serious or silly in an instant and you’ll need a scorecard...

My Mother Said I Never Should GCSE Student Guide

Sophie Bush

Sophie Bush is a Lecturer in Performance at Sheffield Hallam University and has previously taught at the Universities of Sheffield, Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan. Her research and teaching interests lie in the history, practice and politics of contemporary British Theatre. Her doctorate, on the work of Timberlake Wertenbaker, was awarded by the University of Sheffield in 2011, and in September 2013, her first book The Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. She maintains an involvement with practical theatre-making, as director and devisor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach...

ghost-tag

Written by

Sean Burn

~playauthor~Written by~ Sean Burn

Aurora Metro Books, 2014

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

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

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Summary
...Rhiannon looks like a small town girl and single mother; but her nightlife as a graffiti artist means her tag (ghost) has become admired around the world. One fateful night she saves a copper's life while out tagging and wildstyling...

‘I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip …’

Written by

Julia Samuels

~playauthor~Written by~ Julia Samuels

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 7, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (33), Female (33), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...What do you know about abortion? What do you think about it? Why can we debate it as an idea, but not talk about it as an experience?With one in three women in the UK having had an abortion I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip . . ....

Look Back in Anger

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...‘Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever...

Close To Home

Written by

Mary Cooper

~playauthor~Written by~ Mary Cooper

Aurora Metro Books, 2007

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

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

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...Jay's little sister is pregnant and he's livid – who's he going to punish...

Jenufa, Her Step-daughter

Written by

Gabriela Preissova

~playauthor~Written by~ Gabriela Preissova

Aurora Metro Books, 1999

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (14), Female (9), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Produced for the first time on November 9, 1890, at the National Theatre in Prague, the play fuelled a fierce controversy between the advocates of realism and their opponents. It was slated by the critics, who wrote: 'Everything...

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Written by

Lee Hall

~playauthor~Written by~ Lee Hall

Faber and Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap...