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Clowns: a Sequel to Joyriders

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...Clowns is the sequel to Joyriders, reuniting its characters on the eve of the first IRA ceasefire, eight years after Maureen’s death. The Youth Training Scheme centre has become the Lagan Mill Shopping Centre, and Arthur...

Tea in a China Cup

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...A bittersweet history of three generations of women told through memories of family pride and tradition, and a granddaughter’s fear of being alone for the first time Beth's elderly mother is dying. Beth tells her family...

Did You Hear the One About the Irishman...?

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Did You Hear the One About the Irishman . . . ? is a painful love story divided by sectarianism, and punctuated by the tasteless racist jokes of an anti-Irish comedian. Allison’s family don’t want her to marry Brian...

My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name has only two characters, a woman and her grandfather many miles apart but speaking their reminiscences together in a tender and moving duet. Accompanied by voices from Andrea’s childhood, they recount how...

Joyriders

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... not leave much room for hope. The play, with its refreshing focus on working-class young people, was inspired by Reid’s visits to Youth Training Programmes and the Divis Community Centre in Belfast in the 1980s; the songs...

The Belle of the Belfast City

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...The Belle of Belfast City is a story of loyalty, both political and familial. At its centre is Dolly, once a music-hall star, whose ballads and memories weave through the play recalling the past. Vi, the elder of her daughters, stayed...