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Mud  

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Playtext

Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Robert Holman's play Mud is his earliest full-length play (although it was first staged shortly after the play he wrote subsequently, The Natural Cause). Mud was first performed under the title Taking Stock at the Royal Court Theatre,...

Jonah and Otto

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2014

Playtext

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

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...Robert Holman’s Jonah and Otto is a play for two actors exploring a fleeting moment of connection between very different men struggling to find the courage to continue. It was first performed in The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre,...

Holes in the Skin

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2003

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Robert Holman's play Holes in the Skin is about a group of troubled teenagers, and their equally disturbed adult counterparts, struggling to connect with one another on a deprived housing estate in North Yorkshire. It was first performed...

Rafts and Dreams

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Methuen Drama, 1991

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...The globe is flooded into a surreal and empty landscape on which five people drift, trying to find ways to love each other. The play opens with Hetty, frozen in the bathroom, desperate to wash her hands. Her husband Leo...

German Skerries

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2016

Playtext

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

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...Robert Holman's play German Skerries is a portrait of life in industrial Teesside in the North of England in the 1970s. It won the 1977 George Devine Award, and was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, on 25 January 1977....

The Overgrown Path  

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (1)

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...Robert Holman's play The Overgrown Path is a drama about history, the atomic bomb, and the stories we tell each other to make sense of ourselves. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 31 May 1985....

Other Worlds  

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Robert Holman's play Other Worlds is a historical drama set in an eighteenth-century fishing community on the isolated North Yorkshire coast, during the time of a threatened invasion by France. It was first performed at the Royal Court...

Outside the Whale

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Methuen Drama, 1991

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...George Orwell wrote that to be inside the whale, like Jonah, ‘is a very comfortable, cosy, homelike thought.’ Holman’s play shows Orwell outside the whale, in squalor and poverty and hunger. It is a fictional account of the time Orwell...

The Natural Cause  

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (14), Female (4), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Robert Holman's play The Natural Cause is a dark and disturbing portrait of mental illness, and its effects on a young family. It was first performed at the Cockpit Theatre, London, on 27 May 1974. Although written after his earlier play...

Today  

Written by

Robert Holman

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Holman

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Robert Holman's play Today is a panoramic study of life, desire and the search for a fundamental self, set against the backdrop of Depression-era England and the Spanish Civil War. It was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company...