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The Emperor and The Nightingale

Written by

Neil Duffield

~playauthor~Written by~ Neil Duffield

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2

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...In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk...

Glow

Written by

Manjinder Virk

~playauthor~Written by~ Manjinder Virk

Aurora Metro Books, 2003

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 1, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A teenage girl becomes a boxing champion and learns to face the loss of her mother...

Mess

Written by

Caroline Horton

~playauthor~Written by~ Caroline Horton

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. The play is about anorexia but we are exhorted not to let put us off – they are used to the big issues, and today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room...

Airswimming

Written by

Charlotte Jones

~playauthor~Written by~ Charlotte Jones

Faber and Faber, 2004

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 16

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...A young woman from high society is wrenched from her world of luxury and incarcerated in St. Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. With no idea of the reason of her imprisonment, bewildered Persephone retreats into her own fantasy...

Merlin and the Cave of Dreams

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2005

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Finalist in the Helen Hayes Awards, USA. The King is dead and the Green Kingdom is in turmoil. Only Merlin knows that the future lies in the hands of young Arthur. Taken away from the only home he's known, Arthur slumbers in Merlin's Cave...

Oil and Water

Written by

Robert Chafe

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Chafe

Playwrights Canada Press, 2016

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...In 1942 the USS Truxton, a ship carrying over a hundred soldiers, ran aground off the Burin Peninsula killing most of its men. Lanier Phillips, the sole African American survivor of the wreck, is rescued and cared for by the locals, where...
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...This musical audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale opens when our hero is at the palace of Antioch with King Antiochus to solve the riddle that will win the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage. They are surrounded by the heads...

Tomcat

Written by

James Rushbrooke

~playauthor~Written by~ James Rushbrooke

Nick Hern Books, 2015

Playtext

Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...James Rushbrooke's first play, Tomcat is a futuristic drama about the potential impact of genetic screening, raising ethical issues relating to science and social care. It was the winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize...

This Is War

Written by

Hannah Moscovitch

~playauthor~Written by~ Hannah Moscovitch

Playwrights Canada Press, 2013

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Master Corporal Tanya Young, Captain Stephen Hughes, Private Jonny Henderson and Sergeant Chris Anders have lived through an atrocity while holding one of the most volatile regions in Afghanistan. As each of them is interviewed by an unseen...

The BFG

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2

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...One night at the orphanage, Sophie can’t sleep. When she looks out the window, she sees a giant blowing dreams into children’s heads through their bedroom windows. Realising he’s been spotted, the Big Friendly Giant grabs Sophie and takes...