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Karagula

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (59), Female (18), Male (41), Unassigned (0)

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... are hearing a voice. A voice that speaks of ... Karagula. Philip Ridley’s extraordinary, form-shattering Karagula is a play of epic proportions. Written in a fractured timescale, it explores our constant need to find meaning....

The Fastest Clock in the Universe

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2009

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... the specially chosen guest of honour . . . and a very, very sharp knife. Philip Ridley’s edgy and provocative drama caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most...

Feathers in the Snow

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (74), Female (13), Male (14), Unassigned (47)

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... a war . . . and a trail of feathers in the snow. This family play by acclaimed playwright and children’s author Philip Ridley is an epic story of magic and migration. Covering over five hundred years – and with scope...

The Poltergeist

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2020

Modern Plays

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

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... serves in a stationers, and no one's even heard of him… what went wrong? Philip Ridley's darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived....

Moonfleece

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2010

Modern Plays

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

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...An abandoned home. A lost brother. A secret love story. Curtis has arranged a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. Years ago, when he was a child, Curtis lived happily here but, then, tragedy struck and his elder...

Shivered

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... . . all come together in the Essex new-town of Draylingstowe, where the view from green hills once offered hope and prosperity for all. Visceral yet tender, intimate yet expansive and feverishly imaginative, Philip...

Piranha Heights

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...Piranha Heights is a mercurial and apocalyptic vision of a society at conflict with itself, as family drama quickly becomes deadly confrontation. It’s Mother’s Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons Alan and Terry return...

Tonight with Donny Stixx

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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

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... interested in is ... getting his own television show. Written by internationally acclaimed writer Philip Ridley, Tonight With Donny Stixx is the companion piece to Ridley’s 2013 Fringe First winner, Dark Vanilla Jungle....

Three Monologues from Vault Zero

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2012

Contemporary Dramatists

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...In Bloodshot, an eighteen-year old girl goes for a walk in Victoria Park after a brass band concert, and meets a younger boy with a bloodshot eye. The eye unlocks something within the girl, usually rational and unemotional, as she becomes...

Tender Napalm

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2011

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... and conversations fusing into a strange and frantic fantasy of sex, violence, conflict and faith. Tender Napalm is a showcase of the imaginative, fantastical and magical poeticisms which Ridley can achieve from the bleak and brutal themes of war and destruction. Tender Napalm premiered in 2011 at the Southwark Playhouse, London....