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Advice for the Young at Heart

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2013

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...It’s 2011 and 1958 and London is rioting. Candice is ordered by her gang-leading boyfriend to lure Clint into a honeytrap. Haunted by her grandfather’s mistakes, she stands at a crossroads. Will she do as she’s told, or will she learn...

Absolute Beginners

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2008

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (24), Female (3), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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...Absolute Beginners is a stage adaptation of Colin MacInnes’s seminal novel of adolescence, set in London in 1958. It is a play alive with the excitement of the beginning of the teenager, of a time when youth culture was emerging...

Souls

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Aurora Metro Books, 2003

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Sibling rivalry conspires to set three brothers against each other following the death of their mother...

Little Sweet Thing

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2005

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... As they try to survive the pressures of the gang culture that surrounds them, it seems the only way to survive is to swagger and fit in. Williams’s funny, gritty and gripping dialogue summons a complex world of vengeance, bullying,...

Clubland

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2001

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... has slept with whom and whether black or white people are better in bed. With shrewd insight and a sharp ear for dialogue, Williams examines the mechanisms of race, discrimination and sexual stereotypes, and the power they have over people’s lives. Clubland premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2001....

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2004

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (16), Female (4), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Roy Williams’s fierce and excoriating portrait of British racism is set in a south-west London pub, during the 2000 England vs. Germany match. As England lose again, their supporters in The King George lose it too – at full time,...

Slow Time

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2008

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...Slow Time is a tough, eye-opening play set in a Young Offenders’ Institution, inside three adjoining single cells. In the middle cell, Delroy, who is white, has just spent his first night behind bars. On one side is Nabs...

The Gift

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2004

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (4), Female (3), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...The Gift, by Roy Williams, is a touching and vibrant exploration of one family’s loss and their love for each other. When Heather left Jamaica to join her parents who had moved to England, her half-sister Bernice stayed...

Joe Guy

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2007

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (17), Female (7), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Joe Guy is a stark and powerful contemporary story about football and fame, exploring the historical tension and bitter prejudices existing between African and Caribbean British communities. Joseph Boateng is a Ghanaian...

The Firm  

Written by

Roy Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Roy Williams

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... secret it’s clear they might be tempted to try their hands at one last job. Will they escape their past unscathed? Roy Williams’ gripping new play is a tale of growing up, lifelong loyalties and how sometimes, it is possible to choose your own family. Published to coincide with the premiere at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in Autumn 2017....