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Passion Play

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

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

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... by a double representing their inner thoughts. Peter Nichols examines the intricacies of adultery and betrayal in Passion Play, a play which is known simply as Passion in the United States. It was first produced...

So Long Life

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Nick Hern Books, 2000

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...One of Peter Nichols’ most recently staged plays, So Long Life depicts a family Sunday through the eyes of its ageing matriarch. Bristol, 1995. It is Alice’s 85th birthday. An occasion for celebration. But like many...

A Piece of My Mind

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1987

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (24), Female (12), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...In A Piece of My Mind, Nichols wittily transforms writer’s block into a meta-farce, the story of a frustrated playwright that is written and lived and performed at the same time. Ted Forrest is the playwright within...

Blue Murder

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1996

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 3

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... secrets of their own to hide, including a priapic guardsman. Once the actors start to have tantrums about the size of their parts, the whole ridiculous structure begins to tumble. Nichol’s play was first presented in 1995 at the Quakers Friars, Bristol....

Forget-me-not Lane

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Forget-me-not Lane is a bittersweet play about fathers, families and nostalgia – about (in Nichol’s words) a youth which was bitter to live through but sweet to remember. Middle-aged Frank is packing his suitcase,...

Chez Nous

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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... in the press. Playwright Peter Nichols drew inspiration for Chez Nous from time spent at his own family’s home in France. This darkly comedic, and sometimes deeply shocking play was first produced in London in 1976. It went on to be performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club in a production starring Sam Waterston....

Born in the Gardens

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... of a family in transition. Born in the Gardens was written by Peter Nichols for the bicentennial anniversary of the Theatre Royal, now the Bristol Old Vic, in 1979, and then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. After a television adaptation in 1986, it was revived by the Peter Hall Company in 2008....

Privates on Parade

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (11), Female (1), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Marlene Dietrich and the British military seem an unlikely marriage, but Peter Nichols achieves their seamless union in Privates on Parade. In post-war Malaysia, Terri Dennis presides over the Song and Dance Unit South...

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...A frank and remarkable play based on the author’s experience of having a disabled child, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is about two parents caring for their 10-year-old girl Josephine. Since birth Josephine has not been...

The Freeway

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (14), Female (6), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...In Nichols’s commentary on the modern attachment to the automobile, the traffic on the freeway has come to a complete standstill. May, Les, Wally and Evelyn – elderly travellers doing the sights and on their way...