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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...

Little Eagles

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2011

NHB Modern Plays

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

NHB Modern Plays

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...

Introduction

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

NHB Modern Plays

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...

The Maiden Stone

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 1995

NHB Modern Plays

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

NHB Modern Plays

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...

Sex & God  

Written by

Linda McLean

~playauthor~Written by~ Linda McLean

Nick Hern Books, 2012

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Linda McLean's play Sex & God is a drama about faith, lust and family, as four women from different moments in the twentieth century talk across time. It was commissioned by Magnetic North and first performed at Platform, Glasgow, on 27...

Thon Man Molière or Whit Got Him Intae Aw That Bother  

Written by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Liz Lochhead's play Thon Man Molière, or Whit Got Him Intae Aw That Bother is about the brilliant but self-destructive French playwright, Molière. It was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh on 20 May 2016...

The Chooky Brae

Written by

D. C. Jackson

~playauthor~Written by~ D. C. Jackson

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...It’s Christmas Day in Stewarton and Irene Gordon’s struggling to get in the festive spirit. Her eighteen-year-old daughter has just had a baby, her ex-husband’s had a stroke and her eldest is having a breakdown. Even the Dr Who special...