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...Age recommendation: 3+ Recording from the National Theatre Archive, 2015. Bear's hat is gone. He loves his hat. He wants it back. He asks all the animals in the forest, but no one has seen it. WAIT! He has seen it somewhere... Based on Jon...

Our Teacher’s a Troll

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2014

Oberon Plays for Young People

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...Once there were two terrible twins called Holly and Sean, who gave their Head Teacher a nervous breakdown. The twins were extremely pleased with themselves. That is, until the new Head Teacher arrived. For you see, the new Head Teacher...

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Lewis , Henry Shields , Jonathan Sayer

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Tonight Neverland is fleshed out with plenty of plant life, certainly bettering 2011's production of Jack and the Bean-Cactus. So, with no further ado, please put your hands together for J.M. Barrie's Christmas classic: Peter Pan...

“The Music of Something Beginning”: American Explorations (1624–1890)

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...What was the first homegrown Broadway musical? No one is certain, but one thing is clear: it was not The Black Crook. That much-talked about show was not so much a beginning as it was a culmination.The American theatre was already thriving,...

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Lewis , Jonathan Sayer , Henry Shields

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (9), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...I'm really looking forward to robbing this bank! Mischief's smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Summer 1958...

Letters to Windsor House

Written by

Sh!t Theatre

~playauthor~Written by~ Sh!t Theatre

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance… Songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work: Another potentially felonious show...

The Play That Goes Wrong

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Lewis , Henry Shields , Jonathan Sayer

Methuen Drama, 2015

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept...

Shylock

Written by

Arnold Wesker

~playauthor~Written by~ Arnold Wesker

Oberon Books, 2012

Oberon Modern Playwrights

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Presented here are four epic history plays from Sir Arnold Wesker, which touch on the age-old conflicts caused by religion, science and the Establishment. Set in the Jewish ghetto of Venice, 1563, Shylock (1972) is based...

The Estate

Written by

Oladipo Agboluaje

~playauthor~Written by~ Oladipo Agboluaje

Oberon Books, 2006

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...A powerful yet comic tale of explosive family secrets and the dead hand of a corrupt patriarchy. Inspired by Chekhov but set in contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Adeyemi is engulfed in burial arrangements for her recently deceased...

Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Written by

Hanoch Levin

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Naaman Tammuz

Translated by

Naaman Tammuz

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Naaman Tammuz ~playauthor~Translated by~ Naaman Tammuz

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...