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...Arthur Conan Doyle’s rollicking adventure tale follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle – right back into the time of dinosaurs and cave men. Before Jurassic Park, before Indiana Jones - there was The Lost World! An L...

Beats

Written by

Kieran Hurley

~playauthor~Written by~ Kieran Hurley

Oberon Books, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 16

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Summary
...In 1994 the Criminal Justice Act effectively outlawed raves, banning public gatherings around amplified music characterised by ‘the emission of a succession of repetitive beats'. Featuring a soundtrack from a live DJ and psychedelic...

Little Eagles

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (31), Female (6), Male (25), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's Little Eagles tells the true story of Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov, chief designer and unsung hero of the Soviet space programme. Under the leadership of this remarkable man, the USSR trounced the Americans in the space race...

Quelques Fleurs

Written by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2012

Playtext

Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Liz Lochhead's Quelques Fleurs is a short play for two performers, a portrait of a marriage, both funny and tragic. It was first performed by Nippy Sweeties Theatre Company at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on 10 August...

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Clare Wallace

Clare Wallace is Senior Lecturer in Irish and British Literature and Irish and Intercultural Studies at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a contributor to the two volumes The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish and British Playwrights and author of Suspect Cultures: Narrative, Identity and Citation in 1990s New Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Greig

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...David Greig: In and Out of Context It is 2005 and David Greig is doing a play for a group of students and scholars at a theatre conference in Bremen in the north of Germany. The play is Being Norwegian, the actors are plastic dolls...

The Last Witch

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2009

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's The Last Witch tells the story of the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in the British Isles. It is based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the alleged witch of Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands, who was executed...

Locker Room Talk

Written by

Gary McNair

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary McNair

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 14

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...Locker Room Talk is a provocative piece of event theatre. Inspired by Donald Trump’s leaked sexually aggressive comments, the show is a confronting exploration of the phenomenon the then presidential candidate later dismissed as ‘locker...

The Maiden Stone

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 1995

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's The Maiden Stone is a play about a group of women struggling to get by in the harsh world of north-east Scotland in the early nineteenth century. It was first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, on 21 April 1995 (press...

Pandas

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's Pandas is a romantic comedy thriller set in Edinburgh charting the interconnected, frustrated love lives of a group of people while touching on themes including illegal exports, the black market and Internet dating...

Any Given Day  

Written by

Linda McLean

~playauthor~Written by~ Linda McLean

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

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

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...Linda McLean's play Any Given Day is a drama about urban isolation, our fear of the unknown, and our guilt and responsibility towards ourselves and others. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 29 May 2010...